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Helping Hands of St. Louis Shoe Fest

Saturday, July 27, 2024
9:00 am12:00 pm
Helping Hands of St. Louis 443 6th St, Toledo, OH 43605-1701

Our 11th Annual Helping Hands of St. Louis Shoe Fest is coming up! We need volunteers and your donations of new athletic shoes for kids sizes toddler 10 through adult 10. This event helps each child start their school year off on the right foot!

“Each year we’ve provided new shoes, socks and school supplies to more than 800 school-age children,” says Sue Shrewsbery, Director of Helping Hands of St. Louis. “We focus on East Toledo families, but no child will be turned away, if we have their size shoe. First come, first served."

Donations of children’s backpacks, new and gently used children's books, and school supplies, such as paper, pencils, pens, markers, crayons, glue sticks, dry-erase markers, hand sanitizer, tissues and Ziploc bags are also welcomed.

Donations can be dropped off at Helping Hands 2nd floor Office, 443 Sixth St., Toledo, OH, preferably by Thurs., July 11 or sorting, though they will be accepted through Fri., July 26. Please clearly mark donations as “Shoe Fest.”

And if you see a great sale on athletic shoes let us know so others can purchase their shoes on sale as well.

Please be sure to sign up to volunteer at the link below! It's a great family fun day!

Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to sort shoes and set-up on Friday, July 26. Volunteers are also needed from 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, both adults and teens (who must be accompanied by an adult).

Call the Helping Hands of St. Louis Office at 419.691.0613, ext. 101, if you are interested in becoming a tent sponsor, making donations, or volunteering.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo‘s ministries!