Idea for giveaway leads to Shoes for Kids
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On June 4, children residing in public housing were able to take advantage of some new shoes.  Those present are back row, from left Stephen Miller, Doris Vogt, Linda Vogt and Sandra Davis.  The children pictured, not in order are Devin Roach, LaMya Roach, Terrel Roach, Charlee Swader and Zuri Turner.  The sponsors for this program were Doris Vogt with her grant from Southern Seven Health Department, The Metropolis Kiwanis Club, Joppa Baptist Church and Dr. Richard Trampe.                                                            — Photo submitted
On June 4, children residing in public housing were able to take advantage of some new shoes. Those present are back row, from left Stephen Miller, Doris Vogt, Linda Vogt and Sandra Davis. The children pictured, not in order are Devin Roach, LaMya Roach, Terrel Roach, Charlee Swader and Zuri Turner. The sponsors for this program were Doris Vogt with her grant from Southern Seven Health Department, The Metropolis Kiwanis Club, Joppa Baptist Church and Dr. Richard Trampe. — Photo submitted
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In January, Sandra Davis had the idea to have new tennis shoes donated for the kids living in public housing, which would help them get outside and be more active. She researched tennis shoe drives on the internet and found one that she liked in Florida.

“I contacted the coordinator there and she told me exactly what to do to make this idea come to life. I put together a plan and a PowerPoint presentation then I asked my Kiwanis club to back the shoe drive and they did. The shoe drive then became the Metropolis Kiwanis Shoes For Kids Project,” explained Davis, who is a project coordinator for the Illinois Coalition for Community Services.

According to Davis, a short time later, out of the blue, Doris Vogt called and asked her if she could use some new shoes for the kids in public housing. “She had no idea of my new project, it was just the Lord working through all of us at the same time. Doris received a grant from the Southern Seven Health Department and used some of that money for the shoes,” said Davis.

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