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Lugoff teen collects shoes for those in need
Claire Yount of Lugoff has donated almost 1,800 pairs of shoes to Soles4Soles, and her goal next year is to reach 2,011. To donate gently used shoes, email with the subject line Soles4Souls or call Lugoff-First Baptist Church at 438-1991.
Claire Yount, daughter of Ed and Gina Yount, granddaughter of Don and Barbara Branham, all of Lugoff, and granddaughter of Bob Yount, of Greenville, is a 13-year-old philanthropist. In addition to donating hair to Locks of Love, gathering newspaper for the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter and collecting can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House, Claire organizes shoe drives for Soles4Souls. Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and private donations.