In addition to supporting life-changing programming, our partners enable us to fulfill basic needs for many of our Club members. A great example is Weyco Group’s donation of 1,800 pairs of shoes to our Club members last week. It’s thanks to its generosity that youth ages 4 through 10 from upwards of 30 Boys & Girls Clubs have fresh pairs of sneakers for their feet as the weather warms up.
As you might imagine, it’s difficult enough to organize the many pairs of shoes you might have in your closet at home, let alone 1,800 of them. We were lucky enough to have 16 amazing volunteers from City Year, helping set up distribution for the donated shoes. It was as a labor of love, and the volunteers expertly tackled the task of sorting the mountains of shoes by gender and age group. Later that day, Club managers picked up the various sneakers to deliver them to excited Club members.
These shoes went directly to our members all across Milwaukee and will see lots of action! Whether Club members are walking to school, playing basketball in the gym or jumping rope these shoes will be sure to get plenty of use by our active and adventurous Club members. Thank you to Weyco Group for your immense contribution to keep our members moving as we look forward to playing outside in the summer months, as well as our helpers from City Year for making the distribution a success!