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ORU Students Provide Gift of Shoes for Iraqi Children

Soon thousands of Iraqi children will have new shoes in time for winter - thanks to the efforts of ORU students, faculty, and staff. The money for this project was raised through donations taken during chapel services. The university attempted to stretch their gift by involving the school of business.

ORU graduate business students in the marketing management class were assigned the task of negotiating the best price for the shoes. The business students were able to negotiate a price of $1.26 per pair of shoes including shipping to Iraq. With $5,000 given during chapel, a total of 3,969 pairs of shoes will be purchased and distributed to children in Iraq.

ORU is working on this project in cooperation with Terry Law Ministries World Compassion's Shoes That Save program. World Compassion has also identified a donor who will match the ORU gift. With these two gifts and other donations already received, the total number of shoes being shipped to Iraq will come to almost 10,000 pairs.