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YouthHope Basis begins Shoes for Christmas time push

Posted Nov 28 2012 6:47am
REDLANDS : Last year the particular YouthHope Foundation received a lot more help than it called for during its Sneakers for Christmas advertising campaign.
Individuals at YouthHope would not mind if that takes place once more.

"The neighborhood really stepped way up, " mentioned Alana Mayer, YouthHope's overseer of grants and marketing and advertising. "We couldn't feel the way people reacted. They either acquired shoes, sent funds or brought in additional items. inches

Previous year's YouthHope Shoes regarding Christmas drive received one hundred seventy five pairs of shoes regarding homeless teens, twenty-five pairs more than the target.

This coming year YouthHope has established a goal of 2 hundred.

"It's a massive project, inches Mayer mentioned. "We want to have the word out there, especially to places of worship because they are already so helpful in yesteryear.
The city in general have been so beneficial. inches
YouthHope's Shoes regarding Christmas is in it is fourth year but this can be the next consecutive year through which it has joined with the Vans Retail outlet inside Redlands.

"It feels good to help and it also feels good to accomplish something positive for that community, inches Vans Store department assistant manager Alex Schmidt mentioned. "And it's very good to let people understand that Vans is offered. inches

Anyone considering purchasing a footwear for women from your Vans Store can easily contact YouthHope to begin with the method. The sneakers, and some other donated things, will be twisted and presented for the teens within a Christmas dinner in December.

YouthHope provides set Dec. 6th as a cutoff time to purchase sneakers. But charitable contributions will


gladly end up being accepted beyond that time.
"They are really excited and set the shoes in right away, inches Mayer mentioned. "Many of them are wearing sneakers that are already used up. They acquire new shoes and therefore are so happy. They can't feel the community does this. inches

Mayer mentioned YouthHope would accept additional donations, like blankets, jewelry, personal hygiene things and food control cards.
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