June Mission of the Month
First Day Shoe Fund has delivered more than 33,000 pairs of shoes to local children in the organization’s first decade. Their goal is to provide 1 new pair of athletic shoes at the beginning of the school year to each elementary aged child who is eligible for free/reduced price lunch. For our June mission of the month, we ask you to consider helping FDSF build their inventory for the 2019-2020 school year as they plan to reach out to more children in Kalamazoo County. There are two ways you can contribute:
Purchase a non-canvas pair of gym shoes in any size, toddler 8 up to men’s 10 or women’s size 8, and place it in the basket in the office.
Write a check to First Day Shoe Fund and deposit it in the shoebox that will be at the Welcome Desk on Sundays. All checks will be delivered to First Day Shoe at the end of June.
New shoes help foster self-esteem, allow participation in gym and sports, and fulfill a need that parents may not be able to afford. Please direct any questions to Donna Oudersluys as we work together to help every child put their best food forward.