Stories tagged with: Lace Up for Kids

July 7, 2014 - 10:34am
3 weeks 17 hours ago

There's nothing like starting the school year off with new gear and some local organizations are joining together to make sure area kids step off the school year in style.

Eastside Community Ministry, Wendy's and WHIZ are currently collecting shoes for this year's Lace Up for Kids Campaign. The goal is to get 1,000 pairs of shoes for students in need.

The program chair at Eastside Community Ministry Sally Goins said that shoe sizes range from small school aged children all...

August 15, 2013 - 10:32am
49 weeks 4 days ago

Over a thousand children are now ready for the school year to begin.

Thursday was distribution day for the Lace Up for Kids Campaign. In its 25th year the program helped 1,196 children. That's about 150 more than last year.

Eastside Community Ministry said they began buying shoes in January to get ready and said the program really helps neighbors in need.

"The original logo of Lace Up was let kids start up on the right foot and I think that's it to feel like I'm going...

August 14, 2013 - 5:01pm
49 weeks 5 days ago

There is just one day left until the 'Lace Up For Kids' shoe distribution and on Wednesday Eastside Community Ministries was hard at work getting ready.

This is the 25th year for the fundraiser that benefits children from our area.

"It's wonderful,” said Co-Chair, Sue Thuma. “There is a big need and everyone knows when you go to school for the big first day, in fact, I think I saw a commercial this morning when I got up about looking right on the first day of...

July 8, 2013 - 11:03am
1 year 2 weeks ago

While kids might not want to hear it, it's already time to think about going back to school.

Three local organizations in the Zanesville Community want to make sure kids have new shoes on their feet for the start of the school year. Wendy's, Eastside Community and WHIZ have teamed up once again for "Lace Up for Kids Campaign." This is the 25th year for the event which kicked off Monday.

"There was a need to allow kids to go back to school on the right foot,"...

August 16, 2012 - 6:10pm
1 year 49 weeks ago

Hundreds of children are going back to school on the right foot.

Every year Wendy's, Eastside Community Ministry and WHIZ organize Lace Up For Kids.  Program Committee Chairperson Sally Goins said no child leaves empty-handed.

"We'll have plenty, and we make a commitment that if something happens or we bought the wrong size, we'll go out and get the right ones for them," said Goins.  "Everybody who is signed up gets a pair of shoes."


July 9, 2012 - 11:46am
2 years 2 weeks ago

This year's Lace Up for Kids will mark a major milestone.

They will surpass the 25,000 shoe mark for donations in the 24th year of the program.

"You get to see how needed this service is," said WHIZ Media Group President Hank Littick. "It's just a wonderful feeling to know that you've fulfilled a real need for a family that might have 4 or 5 children that are worried about how in the world they going to afford all these shoes. We're able to help out with that...

August 23, 2011 - 8:03pm
2 years 48 weeks ago

More than 1,000 children are going back to school with new shoes.

Tuesday was distribution day for the Wendy's/WHIZ's Lace Up for Kids campaign.  Wendy's Owner Tim Thompson said it takes all year to prepare for this day, but the hard work pays off.

"It amazes me every year the generosity of the local community and the donations that they give," said Thompson.  "You can see the results.  There's 1,000 happy faces coming in here."


August 22, 2011 - 5:40pm
2 years 48 weeks ago

Zanesville High School football players are tackling a project to help other kids get ready for school.

Tuesday is distribution day for the annual Wendy's/WHIZ's Lace Up for Kids campaign.  Secretary of the Board for Eastside Community Ministry Sally Goins said the football players are helping over 1,000 children lace up new shoes.

"They are a tremendous help, because we need help with heavy-lifting, and it's also wonderful to have the community involved," said...

August 10, 2011 - 6:19pm
2 years 50 weeks ago

A donation from an area business is helping kids get ready for school.

Coconis Furniture is donating 67 pairs of shoes and $100 to the Wendy's/WHIZ's Lace Up For Kids campaign.  For 23 years, the program has helped to collect new shoes for needy children.

"There's 150 kids still in need, so we're doing our part to help out the community and try to get shoes on kids' feet for the first day of school," said Bo Coconis.

Secretary of the Board for Eastside...

August 8, 2011 - 4:24pm
2 years 50 weeks ago

East Side Community Ministry created a new signature event in hopes of bringing in funding and support.

The first-ever Riverboat Night will take place this Friday. Participants will be given play "money" to use throughout the evening. Winnings will be given in the form of tickets and can be used to enter for grand prize drawings. Development Director Joey Osborn is excited to hand out the grand prizes, one of which is a hand-made Ohio State Quilt and tickets to a game.

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