Shoes For Kids YQL hoping to receive 1,000 shoes

Shoes are something many of us take for granted. There are many in Canada who are not able to access adequate footwear. This is especially tough for families in need as children head back to school. The Shoes For Kids YQL event is coming up Saturday where residents are asked to donate new shoes to help out kids in Kindergarten through grade 12. Lethbridge Police and members of The Watch will be helping out at the event. The Board President for the organization, Monica Cove, says it will be a drive thru drop off with cash donations also accepted.

“Last year we had well over 450 pairs of shoes donated at our event. This year we’re hoping to double that. We know that the need in the community is greater this year with so many immigrant families joining our community and so many parents that have been affected by covid. Now the children are now the ones in need of returning to school with brand new shoes.”

You can drop off shoes at the Enmax Centre on Saturday from 10am to 12pm.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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