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11th Annual Helping Hands of St. Louis Shoe Fest July 27 Needs You!

TOLEDO—Our Helping Hands of St. Louis 11th Annual Shoe Fest is coming up Saturday, July 27, and we need your help! 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!

“Last year we 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."

Please sign up to volunteer! Volunteers are needed at various times to sort shoes and set-up on Friday, July 26. Volunteers are also needed on Saturday, July 27, both adults and teens (who must be accompanied by an adult).

You can drop off your bagged new shoe donations, bagged and clearly marked Shoe Fest, to Helping Hands of St. Louis from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 443 Sixth Ave. Toledo. We would like to have donations by July 12th if possible. Also, if you see a great sale on athletic shoes, let us know so others can purchase their shoes on sale as well.

Donations of children’s backpacks and school supplies such as paper, pencils, pens, markers, crayons, glue sticks, dry-erase markers, hand sanitizer, tissues and Ziploc bags are welcomed. Donations can be dropped off at Helping Hands 2nd floor Office, 443 Sixth St., Toledo, OH, preferably by Thurs., July 12 for sorting. Please clearly mark donations as “Shoe Fest.” 

 If you are interested in sponsoring the event or donating items, please contact Sue Shrewsbery, Director of Helping Hands of St. Louis, 419.691.0613, ext. 101, or 

Sue Shrewsbery, Director of Helping Hands of St. Louis, shares needs for the 11th Annual Helping Hands Shoe Fest on Sat. July 27 on "Faith Alive!" Catholic Charities weekly radio program on Annunciation Radio. Donations of new athletic shoes for children 10T - 10 Adult and new school supplies are needed, as are upwards of 160 volunteers. Please Sign up to Volunteer 

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