|Weston agency initiates shoe drive|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 16 May 2013 10:54|
From now through May 3t, Miller Insurance Agency will be teaming up with Buckner International to collect "Shoes for Orphan Souls". This program, recently promoted on KLOVE radio, aims to provide new shoes (and socks) to orphans and vulnerable children in the United States and several other countries throughout the world.
Miller Insurance, host of the local shoe drive, hopes that with the support of local residents and churches, they can reach their goal of collecting 250 pairs.
"We tend to take basic items, like shoes, for granted when so many other around the world view them as a privilege," said Sarah Schroeder of Miller Insurance. "After hearing about 'Shoes for Orphan Souls,' I knew this is one way we could help and know that our donations are being used to directly meet the needs of those less fortunate."
Donated shoes should be for children and teens. Due to customs regulations, shoes and socks need to be brand new. The greatest need is for new athletic shoes, sizes Youth 1 through Adult 8. Shoes can be dropped off at the Miller Insurance Agency, located at 13161 Main St. in Weston. After the shoes are collected, they'll be shipped to the Texas distribution center and then sent to one of 74 countries across the world.
For more information, contact Schroeder at (419) 669-2004, Ext. 387.
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