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Best foot forward: Local church collects shoes for those in need


Dawn Graves

Shoes are already piling up in one of the Soles4Souls donation boxes at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. The church is collecting new and gently used shoes throughout October and November and will send them to a Soles4Souls warehouse for distribution to impoverished people all over the world.

Most of us have an extra pair of shoes or boots just taking up space in our closets.

Instead of throwing away the unneeded footwear, the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sidney is collecting shoes from area residents throughout October and November. Its goal is to help the millions of people worldwide who can't afford shoes, and therefore can't go to school or get jobs.

The church collects the shoes and sends them to the Soles4Souls organization, a global not-for-profit institution that is dedicated to fighting the impact and perpetuation of poverty through the distribution of shoes and clo...

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