Shoeshine Stand - Traditions - McDonogh School

Shoeshine Stand

In early fall, the third grade hosts a shoeshine stand in the Kelly Center. The annual project, which began in 2009, was inspired by the book “The Shoeshine Girl” by Clyde Robert Bulla. Over a two-day period, the students buff and polish countless pairs of shoes and boots of all shapes and sizes. Tips from their customers are used to purchase fleece fabric for blankets, which they will make and donate to The Red Devils, an organization that supports breast cancer patients.