If you have any extra pairs of gently worn shoes, the Jefferson SPCA could use them to raise money.

All donated shoes will be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs, a network of microenterprise partners in developing nations. Funds2Orgs, based in Orlando, Florida, helps nonprofit organizations, churches and civic groups raise money for specific projects. And the proceeds from the Jefferson SPCA shoe donation fundraiser will be used to help start and grow businesses as well as to feed, clothe and house needy families in countries such as Haiti, Honduras and other developing nations.

Shoe donations can be dropped off through Tuesday at five locations in Jefferson and Orleans parishes: the Jefferson Animal Shelter, east bank location, No. 1 Humane Way, Harahan; the Jefferson Animal Shelter, West Bank location, 1869 Ames Blvd., Marrero; and three locations of Jefferson Feed, Pet and Garden — 4421 Jefferson Highway, Old Jefferson; 6047 Magazine St., New Orleans; and 309 N. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans.

“We know that many people have extra shoes in their closets they may like donate to us and to those less fortunate (to help them) become self-sufficient,” said Jacob Stroman, programs director for the Jefferson SPCA.

The Jefferson SPCA supports the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter through programs and events that address animal cruelty and also provides medical treatment, rescues and adoptions for homeless pets.

For more information about the shoe donation drive, send an email to Stroman at jacob@jeffersonspca.org

Family bingo

St. John Bosco Catholic Church will hold a family bingo at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Don Bosco Center on the church grounds, 2114 Oakmere Drive, Harvey.

Admission is $10 per person and covers 20 bingo games. One of the games will be a $1,200 giveaway.

Food and refreshments also will be available.

Auditions for musical

The Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts will hold auditions for the musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on Saturday at the theater, 325 Minor St., Kenner.

Auditions are by appointment only. Callbacks will be at 5 p.m. Sunday.

The show, scheduled for March 4-20 , will be directed by Christopher Bentivegna and choreographed by Clayton Shelvin.

To schedule an audition and for more information, call (504) 461-9475 or (504) 468-7221, or go to www.Rivertown Theaters.com.

Thanksgiving program

“A Toy Story Friendsgiving” is the title of a special Thanksgiving program planned for 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 14 at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 6017 Camphor St., Metairie.

The event, for children 5 and younger, will include arts and crafts, food and refreshments.

Registration is required. Call the church at (504) 888-1155 or go to www.stmatthewumc.com.

Eva Jacob Barkoff writes about the people and events in Jefferson Parish. She can be reached at ejbarkoff@gmail.com