For the fifth year, Kids Need Kicks Ministry is diligently at work to provide new athletic shoes to school-goers for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Co-founders Cricket McCloud, Mindy Smith, Jennifer Richard, and Family Resource and Family Resource/Youth Service Center representatives could use Adair County’s help making this possible.
Paula Garrison, director of the Family Resource Center states, “The program helped us out tremendously last year. The funds that FRC and YSC receive were able to be put to good use through clothing, school supplies, etc. The shoes supplied through the Kids Need Kicks Ministry were shoes that we were not able to purchase ourselves. The need is always there, throughout the entire school year. This program has really been great for our school system.”
Financially, times are tough for many families. That’s why this ministry was formed. KNK committee members need the help of the community to help fulfill these requests. Churches, businesses and individuals are called upon to give a donation or to sponsor a “Kids Need Kicks Shoe Box.” A few area Churches have already committed to sponsoring a “KNK Shoe Box.” A shoe size and gender of shoe will be posted on a “shoe card” and members of the church congregation may volunteer to pick up a new pair of the athletic shoes correlating to the shoe card.
“We not only want to see these kids go back to school with a ‘kick’ in their step from the boost of confidence that a new pair of tennis shoes can bring…something that so many of us take for granted! Rather we hope to show these kids and their parents how great and awesome Christ’s love is and how there are people willing to give a hand when it’s needed,” said McCloud.
The deadline to return shoes with the “Shoe Box” program will be Aug. 1, or as near to that deadline as possible.
A donation to the Kids Need Kicks Fund will gratefully be accepted. Checks may be made payable to the Family Resource or Youth Service Centers, but specify on the check: “Kids Need Kicks Ministry.”
Mail checks to P.O. Box 242, Columbia, KY 42728.”
For more information contact Cricket McCloud at 385-9633, Mindy Smith at 250-6060, or Paula Garrison at 384-9752.