Shoe Bank to give away shoes and boots on November 20 | News, Sports, Jobs

PHOTO PROVIDED Sun rays are falling on some of the girls’ boots available in the new Boot Room at the Lock Haven Area Shoe Bank.

LOCK HAVEN – It’s open! New “Start room” at Lock Haven Area Shoe Bank opened this month, with new free boots in a variety of sizes and styles for eligible kids and teens.

The Boot Room and the Shoe Room will be open by appointment on Saturday, November 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both are located inside the Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven.

Many brand new hats, mittens and scarves are now available. They were donated by the Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church Prayer Shawl Ministry, among others.

Free socks and books are always provided, and kids and teens can choose a toy or gift to celebrate the Shoe Bank’s 15th anniversary.

The shoe bank offers shoes for little feet up to large sizes of teenagers. Children and teens up to the age of 18 are eligible if they live in Clinton County or the Liberty-Curtin School area and have their PA Access Card, CHIP Insurance Card or similar insurance card. If they don’t have any of these cards, they can be referred by a school or agency.

All children and youth eligible for the program can choose a pair of winter boots, even if it is not their month to receive new shoes. Children and adolescents new to the program are also welcome.

COVID-19 security procedures continue. Everyone must wear a mask, and temperatures will be taken at the door. The toilets and water fountains remain closed.

Appointments will be scheduled every 15 minutes depending on family size.

To reserve your time slot, call or text Diahann at 814-571-5324 (Monday to Friday 7pm to 9pm). Please indicate if you are new to the program, how many boys and girls are coming and if there are any special requests or needs. And please let Diahann know if you need to cancel.

Families who can’t call or text ahead of time can still do so on the morning of November 20, the day the shoe bank is open, to see if a cancellation has opened a time slot.

Please arrive five minutes early to meet your appointment. If you are late you will need to reschedule.

Anyone who knows a family who can benefit from this service is invited to spread the word. For more information on the Shoe Bank or to volunteer, contact Diahann at 814-571-5324, or email [email protected], or find us on Facebook.

The Shoe Bank is solely dependent on grants and donations. Funding is provided by the Clinton County Community Foundation, the John B. Hoy, Jr. Memorial Charity Golf Tournament, other granting agencies, civic groups, churches, individuals and donors like you.

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