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Syracuse man far exceeds goal of donating 3,000 pairs of shoes to Rescue Mission

Ralph Rotella, the owner of Discount Shoe Repair on Washington Street in Syracuse is better known as the man behind the massive shoe drive for those in need.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Ralph Rotella, the owner of Discount Shoe Repair on Washington Street in Syracuse is better known as the man behind the massive shoe drive for those in need.

Rotella set a goal of donating 3,000 shoes this year but says he far surpassed that by collecting and repairing 4,200 pairs of shoes.

The shoes will be boxed up and shipped off to the Rescue Mission where they can be given to those in need.

Rotella has been collecting and donating the shoes for four years now.

Next year, Rotella says he wants to aim for 5,000 pairs of shoes.

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