The numbers are in from the Shoes For Kids YQL shoe drive which took place on Saturday. The event was a huge success. The shoes will go to city families of Grade One to 12 students in need along with students in the Kainai and Piikani reserves. Members of the Lethbridge Police Service, The Watch, Alberta RCMP, RCMP Piikani, and the Blood Tribe Police Service volunteered to help collect the shoes during the event. Monica Cove, the Board President for the organization says there was a big haul of shoe donations and cash during the event.
“Our shoe drive brought in well over 256 pairs of runners for children going back to school, which was amazing. We also raised in cash leading up to the event, as well as cash received day of event, well over $13,000. I think that we have a few more cash donations coming in. We’re hoping to hit at least the $18,000 mark. That will be in the next week or so.”
You can still donate cash or shoes by contacting the event organizers.