Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Readers helped collect 400 pairs of shoes for charity, letter says

By Olivia Stein
GateHouse News Service
Posted Dec 29, 2009 @ 06:08 PM


Wellesley —In September 2009, I submitted a letter to the Townsman about a community service project I was organizing. It was to collect gently used shoes that were going to be donated to needy people across the globe.

People in the community were so generous with their donations to Soles4Souls the shoe charity that the total number of shoes donated and sent to the organization totaled more than 400 pairs of shoes! I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took the time to look through their closets and find shoes to pass along to a needy person.

I especially want to say a big THANK YOU to Elena Lennon, who owns Footstock shoe store in Wellesley. She generously contributed several pairs of brand-new shoes to the shoe drive. Footstock store was used as a drop-off location for the donations, which Elena then boxed up and shipped to the Soles4Souls organization. I could not have made this wonderful project a success without her kind and generous support. So thanks again for making the lives of those less fortunate a little brighter.

Olivia Stein
Cleaveland Road

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