Menominee Youth Services hosts athletic shoe drive

KESHENA, Wis. (WFRV) – Menominee Youth Services collects donations for children’s sports shoes. This year-long campaign helps young athletes by giving them the right shoes.

The organization believes this will have a significant impact on the community.

Teen Health Educator Camay Lyons says: “Some families are caring for children who may not be their own, so having to buy more than one pair of sneakers is difficult for some families. .”

Since the beginning of the collection a few weeks ago, the Omaeqnomenewak Wetohkatikamek center has collected sixteen pairs of shoes. They accept gently used and new shoes of all youth sizes and for a variety of different sports.

Because there are a lot of young athletes in the area, Lyons thinks the kids will appreciate the gesture, saying, “I think it teaches them compassion and people are willing to help.” I hope young people will recognize this by coming here knowing that we are here to support them.

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Drop-off locations are 2700 Mianaceotawak Road and N845 Hwy. 47/55, both to Keshena.

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