Seeking shoe donations from hockey fans

Big Shoes-Little Feat program looking for children's footwear for families in need at Kelowna Rockets playoff game on Thursday.

  • Apr. 11, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Helen Brownrigg executive director of Big Brothers/Sisters Okanagan

Shoe Bank Canada will be collecting shoes at the Western Canada Hockey League playoff game between Victoria Royals and Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place.

Recently Big Brothers and Sisters Okanagan announced a collaboration with Kelowna based Shoe Bank Canada to put shoes on kids and their families through a new program called Big Shoes – Little Feet.

Big Brothers and Sisters Okanagan run a school-based social and emotional program for over 3,000 children aged Kindergarten to Grade 7  in four school districts from Osoyoos to Salmon Arm.

This new program’s goal is to provide shoes to kids and their families that need them but can’t afford them.

Big Shoes – Little Feat will accept all types of gently used footwear but right now we need children’s footwear—runners, sandals, dress shoes and even winter boots.

 

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