The Louisiana Athletic Trainers’ Association is participating in a campaign to collect a million pairs of shoes to generate a source of revenue for micro-entrepreneurs in developing nations.

The Pair it Forward campaign is a project of Soles4Souls, an international anti-poverty organization based in Tennessee, and is running through Earth Day, April 22.

Used and new shoes can be dropped off at various high schools, universities, clinics and gyms, including the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine, 202 McAlister Ext., New Orleans; and Ochsner Sports Medicine, 1201 S. Clearview Parkway, Harahan. They will be delivered to Soles4Souls, which monetizes used shoes and clothing to create sustainable jobs and fund direct relief efforts, including distribution of new shoes and clothing.

For information about other drop-off locations or for pickup contact Soleil McLaughlin at lata pr@gmail.com or (504)-301-7336.