Youth on the move — shoes for the homeless!

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Carpenter’s Place has an exciting Global Youth Service Day project that is great for church youth groups, Key Clubs, student councils and other student groups looking for a community service opportunity.

The homeless guests’ winter boots are worn from walking from place to place in the harsh winter weather, and they are in need of supportive walking shoes for the warmer months. Carpenter’s Place helps homeless adults rebuild their lives, and a new pair of shoes can make the next step possible.

Involvement is simple: organize a collection of new or gently-used adult walking shoes for the homeless. Then bring your collection to Carpenter’s Place, 1149 Railroad Ave., Rockford, for distribution to the homeless guests.

Call Angie at (815) 964-4105 to get started. Distribution day is set for Monday, April 30. If you are not available to organize a collection, Carpenter’s Place would like your help organizing and distributing. To volunteer, call (815) 964-4105 or e-mail

Posted April 25, 2012

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