First Church along with ProJeCt of Easton, Weed & Seed, Easton Area School District's "Family Connection", Third St. Alliance and many of our other local churches worked together to "Cover Those Piggies" and see that our area children will all have sneakers for school.
For families who are just barely making it, and there are many, the need for sneakers for their school age children can be a big financial problem. We organized and, with help from these groups, made sure that families that were in need of sneakers would be able to get a new or "like-new" pair for so they can start off school on the right foot!
For about a month, we collected donations of new or "like-new" sneakers or funds to purchase them, from many of our local churches. We had a very special donation of 64 pairs of brand new sneakers and shoes from Seidel's Shoes in Easton, God bless them! We were able to gather over 200 pairs of shoes!!!
After sorting and matching sneakers with the sizes we were given (no easy task), we were able to have at least 1 pair of sneakers for every child that registered!
On Sat., Aug. 20th we held our shoe distribution. In an effort to make it an enjoyable experience for everyone, we also were able to provide breakfast for the families, thanks to very generous donations from ShopRite and Interstate Market (& our special guest volunteers) and give some school supplies to the kids. It was just an awesome and beautiful morning!
We hope to be able to do it again this year!