December 14, 2022 – Collinsville Charities for Children provided more than 400 new pairs of shoes and socks to Collinsville CUSD 10 elementary and intermediate school students today during their annual shoe distribution event.
Elementary school students were taken by bus to Collinsville High School where they were given the opportunity to pick out shoes and socks, and have a quick visit with Santa Claus. One-hundred-thirty Dorris Intermediate School students went to their school’s gym to chose their new shoes and socks. This was the first year the program expanded to include DIS.
Shoe Carnival in Edwardsville works with Collinsville Charities for Children to offer a wide selection of shoes in various sizes. This year, socks were donated to collection points throughout the community, as well as purchased by the Charities for Children organization.
Volunteers from the charity, students from the Collinsville High School Leadership 101 class and several administrators from CUSD 10 helped fit the children with shoes.
Funding for the shoe distribution program is raised through donations and the Collinsville Charities for Children’s Annual Golf Event held on the first Friday in June at Belk Park. In addition, Collinsville Charities for Children was a beneficiary of the 2022 Collinsville Festival of Trees.
This Christmas season, Collinsville Charities for Children also provided gifts for eight local children in need.
Collinsville Charities for Children exists for the purpose of assisting children in CUSD 10. For information about their work and how to support their efforts, contact them via email: [email protected]
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