Stories tagged with: Lace Up for Kids

August 13, 2015 - 1:57pm
14 weeks 5 days ago

It was another successful year for the big "Lace Up For Kids" giveaway.

After months of preparation and hard work, hundreds of kids left the Zanesville Civic League Thursday with a new pair of shoes for school. Volunteer, Linda Graham, said the event wouldn't be possible without the community's help.

"It takes a lot of donations and a lot of care from our community members, without them we couldn't do this and few children would be served, and with all of the...

August 12, 2015 - 12:11pm
14 weeks 6 days ago

Zanesville High School football players are doing their part to give back.

Now that all the shoes have been collected for "Lace Up for Kids," a handful of players lent a helping hand for the big giveaway. The players took turns unloading shoes and socks for Thursday's distribution. Senior, Parker Sims said helping out is great way for the boys to come together as a team.

"We are just trying to give back to the community, I know a bunch of kids around the area try...

August 4, 2015 - 2:51pm
16 weeks 14 hours ago

Back to school is right around the corner and one local business is helping kids start off on the right foot.

Employees at the Community Bank in downtown Zanesville stepped up to donate 112 pairs of shoes to "Lace up for Kids." The bank has been donating to the shoe drive for the last four years, and branch Vice President, Cynthia Jackson, said each year the staff is challenged to contribute even more.

"We have surpassed our challenge the last two years, last year...

July 20, 2015 - 3:59pm
18 weeks 1 day ago

The upcoming school year is right around the corner, and the cost of new shoes for kids can be overwhelming.

Eastside Community Ministries is partnering with Wendy's, and WHIZ, for "Lace up for Kids," a shoe drive, benefiting the children of Muskingum County. Chairman, Sally Goins, said they put together this fundraiser to ensure every child starts school with a new pair of shoes.

"We at Eastside have been happy to continue working with the program and signing up...

July 6, 2015 - 1:48pm
20 weeks 1 day ago

A partnership years in the making aims, this month, to help kids lace up before heading to school in the fall. 

This is the 27th year for the Lace Up For Kids campaign in Zanesville. The four Wendy's restaurants provide a place for people to donate new tennis shows to Eastside Community Ministries. 

Towards the middle of August, all the shoes donated, will be given out by Eastside. 

"It is very important. We want to make sure that all kids start school,...

August 14, 2014 - 3:01pm
1 year 14 weeks 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 - 2:43pm
1 year 14 weeks 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 - 9:34am
1 year 20 weeks 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 - 9:32am
2 years 14 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 - 4:01pm
2 years 14 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...

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