Stories tagged with: Lace Up for Kids

August 14, 2014 - 4:01pm
35 weeks 3 days ago

Many kids plan their first day of school outfit weeks in advance, and with any good outfit it starts with the shoes.

Eastside Community Ministries along with Wendy's and WHIZ worked together Thursday afternoon through "Lace Up for Kids" to make sure that every child received a new pair of shoes for school. Co-chair Sue Thuma talked about how important an event like this is for the community.

"I think it's huge, it's huge for the community. We're able to help a...

August 13, 2014 - 3:43pm
35 weeks 5 days ago

Over 1,000 area kids will soon be sporting a new pair of shoes.

It's all a part of the annual "Lace Up for Kids" program. Now that all the shoes have been collected, Wednesday began the preparations for the big giveaway.

"Today is our big moving day," said Sally Goins with Eastside Community Ministries. "We are moving in 1,700 pairs of shoes, and tomorrow, starting at nine o'clock in the morning, we have 1,200, almost, kids signed up...

July 7, 2014 - 10:34am
41 weeks 2 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
1 year 35 weeks 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
1 year 35 weeks 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 40 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
2 years 35 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 40 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
3 years 34 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
3 years 34 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...

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