All God's Children Shall Have Shoes

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 By: Elizabeth Parker
Alton-Godfrey Rotary President Jim White assists a local student in selecting a new pair of shoes at Famous Footwear at Alton Square Mall on Monday as part of the All God’s Children Shall Have Shoes program.  The program has been providing shoes to children since the 1960’s, and has served thousands of students.

Monday, December 10, 2018.  Members of Alton-Godfrey Rotary were among area volunteers on hand at Famous Footwear at Alton Square to assist local students receiving shoes through the All God’s Children Shall Have Shoes program. Through their schools, students are selected to benefit from the program which provides them with a pair of shoes and a pair of socks.  Famous Footwear personnel size each student for proper fit, and local volunteers are matched up with students who they help in selecting a pair of shoes of the student’s choice.  The program is supported by donations and fund-raisers.  Alton-Godfrey Rotary members volunteer for this program each year.  

Coats for Kids

Saturday, December 8, 2018 By: Elizabeth Parker

Alton-Godfrey Rotary President-Elect Tim Hinrichs recently delivered coats and cash donated by the club members to Judy Gann of Riverbend Head Start & Family Services. Gann said that the annual Coats for Kids drive was started by Debbie Edelman eleven years ago. Alton-Godfrey Rotary has been a major contributor to the drive. This year, $3,000.00 was collected and used to purchase new coats at a discounted price. The needs of about 220 kids have been filled with donations from the community. 

Each year, Riverbend Head Start sets a goal to collect and distribute 400 coats to kids from low-income families needing help with providing warm outerwear for their children. Proper fitting coats, hats and gloves help to enable the children to attend school and participate in outdoor learning experiences. 

During the drive, new and gently used winter coats for babies, toddlers and preschoolers are collected at drop-off centers throughout the community. For a list of drop off centers, call 618-463-5946.

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