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Islamic Center students, others donate 150 pairs of shoes

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    Pre-schooler Zayd Darwich helps other children at the Islamic School of Greater Toledo sort donated shoes.

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    Khadiga Al-Jabri helps pre-schooler Zayd Darwich moves a box as children at the Islamic School of Greater Toledo sort donated shoes to be sent worldwide for a program called Soles4Souls.

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Pre-schooler Zayd Darwich helps other children at the Islamic School of Greater Toledo sort donated shoes.

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More than 150 pairs of shoes were donated by 26 preschoolers, kindergartners, and first graders at the Islamic School of Greater Toledo.

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Khadiga Al-Jabri helps pre-schooler Zayd Darwich moves a box as children at the Islamic School of Greater Toledo sort donated shoes to be sent worldwide for a program called Soles4Souls.

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The students participated in a donation drive by the international Soles4Souls, a non-profit based in Nashville.

The group collects new and used shoes and gives them to people in need. This week, shoe boxes were loaded at the school by students and the boxes were prepared to be sent out.

"It was a great deed," Principal Fadia Abouelaila said. "The objective was to have children reach out to others and realize others have needs. We want them to experience giving.

"They did a great job."

Principal Abouelaila said donations came from the students, their parents, and community members. The school is in Perrysburg Township.

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