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Shoes for the homeless

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Joy Lutheran committee meets project goal

By The Staff

For the seventh year, the Thrivent Committee of Joy Lutheran Church successfully met their project goal in providing shoes for the homeless children in Marion County

As a result of the ice cream social fundraiser in April, $2,209 was raised, including matching funds and a memorial donation. Norma Erickson, Loretta Kremer, Bert and Georgia Adams purchased 153 pairs of shoes at Famous Footwear.

On July 20 Bert Adams and George Spong delivered the shoes to Suzanne McGuire, Homeless Children Liaison in the Social Work Services Department of Marion County Public Schools. This program services 1,700 homeless children and youth in Marion County.

The staff at the Homeless Program was thrilled to receive the donation of shoes, and the members from Joy were just as pleased, to be able to participate in such a worthwhile project.