Annual Campaign Helps 3,000 Metro Area Kids

Community residents encouraged to participate in "Shoes That Fit" campaign

WINDSOR HEIGHTS - Temperatures are starting to cooler and that means soon it'll be time to break out the winter coat and boots. But for some metro kids, they may not have that.

That's what the "Shoes That Fit" campaign aims to provide.

Back in August "needs slips" were handed out to 40 area schools for students K-6 to fill out what they needed, winter boots, shoes, etc.

Now those slips can be found around the metro.

This campaign not only helps the kids, but also the families.

"These kids, in many cases, come out of families where they have to make many difficult decision every day about do i have to pay the heating bill, food to buy, medicine for my kids and i can't do all those things and buy them new shoes and buy them a winter coat. And so we're able basically to fill that gap so they can get those other necessities that they really have to fulfill," said Bob Montgomery with OnMedia.

You can also simply donate and those items will then be matched to a kid in need or even monetary donations.

You can donate until November 3rd.

Once all the donations are in, whatever "needs slips" are left, they will match up item donated items or even use the monetary donations to go out and buy those items.

The donations will then be distributed to the students at the beginning of December.

Here's a list of donations locations:
G&L Clothing, 1801 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines
Nebraska Furniture Mart, 2075 N.W. 94th St., Clive
Stew Hansen Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep, 12103 Hickman Rd., Urbandale
Stew Hansen Hyundai, 11344 Hickman Rd., Clive
Dewey Ford, 3055 S.E. Delaware Ave., Ankeny
Dewey Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep, 3175 S.E. Delaware Ave., Ankeny
1st National Bank - Ankeny, 1205 N. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny
1st National Bank - Johnston, 8460 Birchwood Ct. #1100, Johnston
1st National Bank - Valley Junction, 301 5th St., West Des Moines
1st National Bank - West Glen, 5625 Mills Civic #100, West Des Moines
YMCA (Downtown), 501 Grand Ave., Des Moines
YMCA (John R. Grubb), 1161 11th St., Des Moines
YMCA (Waukee), 210 N. Warrior Ln., Waukee
YMCA (South Suburban), 401 E. Army Post Rd., Des Moines
YMCA (Walnut Creek), 948 73rd St., Windsor Heights
YMCA (Indianola), 306 E. Scenic Valley Ave., Indianola


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