Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies Program
BA in Communication Studies
Bernard K. Duffy
I wanted my senior project to revolve around something that would not only hold personal interest but also make a difference within others lives. We decided to put on an event utilizing Soles4Souls, a charity that helps donate old athletic shoes to adults and children in need around the world.
To begin this charitable effort we would work with San Luis Obispo’s Running Warehouse. Our set goal would be to persuade people to attend our event at Running Warehouse. The price of admission would be one dollar, and a pair of old running or athletic shoes. The money would help cover shipping. Our next question then became, exactly how do you persuade people to want to participate in your charitable efforts?