Stories tagged with: Lace Up for Kids

August 10, 2011 - 6:19pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

A donation from an area business is helping kids get ready for school.

Coconis Furniture is donating 67 pairs of shoes and $100 to the Wendy's/WHIZ's Lace Up For Kids campaign.  For 23 years, the program has helped to collect new shoes for needy children.

"There's 150 kids still in need, so we're doing our part to help out the community and try to get shoes on kids' feet for the first day of school," said Bo Coconis.

Secretary of the Board for Eastside...

August 8, 2011 - 4:24pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

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.

July 12, 2011 - 7:24pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

Lace Up For Kids kicked off Monday.

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. "...

August 20, 2010 - 11:15am
4 years 31 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
4 years 31 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
4 years 37 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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