Today is Friday, June 23, 2017

Dewaal shoe drive is today

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The ladies were hard at work on Wednesday organizing the over 400 pairs of new shoes that had been donated for Fridays annual Potters House/Becky Dewaal Shoe Drive. You never know how God will provide, but it is always enough, Jan said, explaining that the giveaway would not be possible without the help of community agencies, such as The Bridge Fellowship, PHOEBE Ministries and other individual donors. Between the hours of 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday (today), community children are invited to the Mary Chaffin Church Building, 715 Lake Street in Upton Heights, to select one pair of shoes in their size to wear to school.

A lot of people start lining up early, around 1 p.m., Joy said. We have a lot of volunteers here and it is set up sort of like a department store. We have shoes and nourishment for children.The nourishment will include donated snacks and refreshments to keep children and their parents or guardians hydrated while they wait for their turn to select a pair of shoes.All they have to do is bring a parent to the front of the church and sign in and let us know their shoe size. We give shoes to all school-aged children, Jan said. Last year, financing allowed volunteers to give away socks and undergarments as well as shoes. Accounts are set up at SunTrust Bank in Wilson County for donations under the name of Potters House Annual Shoe Drive, if any individuals wish to donate to the shoe drive fund for 2014-2015.For more information, contact Jan Dewaal at 305-5684.Staff Writer Sabrina Garrett may be contacted at

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