By Star report
Published October 22, 2010, in indystar.com
CARMEL, INDIANA—The Carmel Golden K Kiwanis Club has made its annual donation of free gym shoes to supply needy students in 10 of the 11 Carmel elementary schools that requested them.
The children must have the gym shoes to participate in the gym classes. The club works with its corporate sponsor, WalMart at 2001 East 151st St., Westfield, which provides the shoes at a 10 percent discount for the project.
Brenda Cook, curriculum secretary for Carmel Clay Schools, coordinated this year's request for shoes. She works with the counselors at each of the elementary schools to determine the number, size and sex of the children in need.
"The store manager, Chris Hagemeier, and the shoe department manager, Lubov Kubatov, did a terrific job of packaging up all of the boxes of shoes for each school," said Kiwanis club president Bob Chance. Club volunteers made delivery of the shoes to the schools.
This year's request was for the delivery of 157 pair of gym shoes at the tax-exempt discounted cost of $1,500.30. Deliveries were made by the Golden K Club to the following schools: Carmel Elementary, Cherry Tree, College Wood, Forest Dale, Orchard Park, Prairie Trace, Smoky Row, Towne Meadow, West Clay and Woodbrook elementaries.
Since the start of the project in 1995, the Golden K Club has provided about 1,980 pairs of shoes to under-privileged children of the community.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Carmel Golden K Kiwanis meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays at the American Legion post, 852 W. Main St., Carmel. For more information, contact Don Moehn at (317) 843-1956 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov 10 2010, 09:54 AM