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...
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,"...
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."
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...
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...
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.
Wendy's Restaurants, the WHIZ Media Group and Eastside Community Ministries are teaming up to collect new tennis shoes for needy children to go back to school. The program was founded by Wendy's restaurant nearly 23 years ago.
Owner of Wendys Tim Thompson SAID, "They talked to the schools and children are going back to school with tattered shoes and the schools reached out and Wendy's responded and started this program. "...