Crosstown Harmony embarked on a new fundraiser this past summer and it was a kickin success. Crosstown members collected 114 bags of shoes. That's 2,848 pairs or a total weight of 2,752 pounds! Because of systemic poverty in many developing countries around the world, working-age adults have to create their own economic opportunities.The shoes we've collected serve as a philanthropic bridge to give people a hand-up and work opportunity. Micro-entrepreneurs set up small businesses. They sell the shoes we've gathered in their communities, which creates business and commerce opportunities leading to sustainability.