Stories tagged with: Lace Up for Kids

August 20, 2010 - 11:15am
3 years 34 weeks ago

Some local kids walked away with a skip in their step today.

The doors to the Civic Community Center opened up at 9 a.m. to provide area children with a new pair of shoes as they head back to school. As families come in, volunteers will meet with them and find the shoe that perfectly fits their foot, and taste.

"I'm trying these ones on right now," says Keeley McGraw.

"They're going to have great shoes when they go back to school to play in and...

August 19, 2010 - 11:11am
3 years 34 weeks ago

Blue devils "teamed up" to get new kicks ready for area kids.

The Zanesville High School football team came ready to work at the Civic League Community Center, unpacking boxes in preparation for tomorrow's big "Lace up or Kids" event. Head coach, Chad Grandstaff says the team has been volunteering for countless years, teaching the boys valuable lessons.

"It's a nice way for them to see the need in the community and the hard work that they do and also to...

July 6, 2010 - 12:16pm
3 years 40 weeks ago

The new school year is weeks away but a local group wants all the kids to start off on the right foot.

The program "Lace Up for Kids" has been putting new shoes on children for 22 years. WHIZ, Eastside Community Ministry and Wendy's Restaurants partnerto make this possible. Wendy's owner Tim Thompson says it's a great way to be able give to those who are in need.

"A lot of kids go back to school and they come with tattered shoes and it really helps build their...

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