Nichole Hannahs

Lace Up for the New School Year

by Nichole Hannahs on July 8, 2013 at 6:39 am

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," said the Primary Owner of Wendy’s Tim Thompson. "Since then we’ve never had a year where a child has gone without."

Wendy’s and WHIZ started the program with Eastside joining about four or five years ago. One of their board members said the program is an exciting one that fills a great need.

In order to help the kids they need you to donate shoes to the cause.

"All kids sizes from very small to very big," said Eastside Board Member Sally Goins. "Sometimes we get high school aged kids who need size 13,14,15 even bigger than that and even the little shoes too. They can either be tied or Velcro closures but they can’t be dress shoes. They need to be tennis shoes."

Monetary donations can be mailed in to Tim Thompson courtesy of the Wendy’s at 947 Adair Avenue, Zanesville. Shoes can be dropped off at all Wendy’s Zanesville locations.

Registration for those in need of shoes begins on Monday July 15 and runs until July 18th.