Friday, August 17, 2012


Remember last November when we collected clothes for In The Image, who then gave it to people in need in Grand Rapids? Well, if you have been looking for a way to help them again, now is your chance!

Their biggest program they run every year is called S.H.O.E.S. which stands for Shoes Help Our Elementary Students. It is exactly what it sounds like...they provide brand new shoes for at-risk students in the GR area. In 2010, they were able to give away 8,500 pairs of shoes! 

This is a very simple idea, and similar to how we are collecting school supplies for Ashleigh. EVERY single child deserves to have the basic necessities starting out the school year (and all the time!) so that they can get the best education. How do you expect a child to learn a new idea if they are sent to school with nothing to take notes with? How do you expect a child to concentrate on a lesson if their feet are freezing because they don't have winter shoes? You and I can help provide their basic needs so they can succeed.

So, here's how you can help In The Image! Since they can buy shoes at a discounted price, you can make an online donation here. Every $10 you donate buys another pair of shoes! Or you can sign up to volunteer and help pass out the shoes here.

Be the change. Make the difference.

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