Shoe Bank Canada Annual Shoe Drive in Nelson has been completed
Many thanks to Rotarians from both Rotary Clubs and a team of Friends of Rotary and friends of Jackie Nedelec who helped out with the collection of shoes from boxes located throughout town, sorted and banded shoes and prepared them for use. Our few hours of volunteering does not nearly meet the hours spent by local Shoe Bank Coordinator Jackie Nedelec. This year, the best of the best of shoes collected will be distributed to the Transition House, Women’s Centre, Cicada Place, Kidsport, Stepping Stones, the Club House, Bigbie Place, Kootenay Kids and Work BC. Fifteen boxes of winter boots have been set aside for distribution at Community Connect Day in November. Jackie will be holding an event for the unemployed, homeless and street people in the form of a free shoe give away on Friday May 11 from 10-3 at Expressions. Thanks to Nelson Becker for providing space and posters for this event. Over 100 large bags of shoes are in the process of being delivered to the Shoe Bank Canada warehouse in Kelowna for distribution to points throughout Canada. Any shoes not worthy of distribution are being shipped to India for recycling. A special note of thanks goes to Ascension Lutheran Church that provided a space for Shoe Bank to work in. Thanks to the local merchants who have assisted this collection by having Shoe Bank collection boxes in their place of business.
Volunteers on May 2nd