The South-Western City Schools Council of PTAs is giving people a way to clear out some closet space while helping to provide scholarships to the class of 2013.
The council is holding a shoe drive this year, to help fund its scholarship program.
"We're working with a company called Shoebox Recycling, and the more shoes we collect and turn into them, the more money we get," said Debra Todd, chair of the ways and means committee, which oversees the PTA council's fundraising efforts.
Shoebox Recycling is paying the council 50 cents for every pound of shoes that are donated, she said.
The council of PTAs will use the funds it raises for scholarships awarded in the spring to graduating seniors.
"We've set a goal of raising $2,000 and we're about a quarter of the way there," Todd said. "That's already a whole lot of shoes."
Boxes have been placed in every South-Western school and students, parents and community members can bring in their old shoes and place them in the box.