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School Supply Drive Kicks Off

Jeffs Shoe Challenge is Back

8/4/2020, 3:58 p.m.
A back to school drive to collect school supplies, new and gently used footwear, new socks, free haircuts and manicures.
Jeff Harris

A Portland man’s quest to support students going back to school in style is back with the annual Jeffs Shoe Challenge.

For the last five years, Jeff Harris and his wonderful team of volunteers have supported over 1,200 students in underrepresented communities with school supplies, new and gently used footwear, new socks, free haircuts and manicures.

If you're interested in making a cash donation for school supplies, you can connect by visiting the online sites, Cash App - $JeffsShoeChallenge; Venmo- @JeffsShoeChallenge; or Instagram- @jeffsShoechallenge.

Donations can be dropped off both on Saturday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jordan Building on the Nike campus in Beaverton; and Sunday, Aug. 30 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Eleanor, 1605 N.W. Everett St. Items needed are backpacks, socks and footwear, youth sizes.

For more information, reach out to Harris via email at jeffsshoechallenge@gmail.com or phone 917-804-9194.