Shoe Bank open to kids, teens Saturday, Sept. 21

LOCK HAVEN – School is in full swing, and as the weather cools down, kids will need good school shoes.

The Lock Haven Area Shoe Bank will give free new, school-quality shoes to eligible kids and teens on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Shoe Bank is located inside Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., two doors up the street from Triangle Park.

It serves children and young people, from wee ones through 17-year-olds, who have a CHIP card, a similar insurance card, or a Medical Access card. Kids and teens also may be referred by an agency or organization.

The Shoe Bank serves families throughout Clinton County and the Liberty-Curtin Elementary School area.

Kids and teens are invited to choose a free pair of new shoes, the ones they like the best in their size. The shoes are usually good quality sneakers, and many are popular name brands. A selection of shoes is available in most whole sizes, for tiny tots’ feet all the way up through big teen sizes, for both boys and girls.

The free new shoes come with a free new pair of socks, and kids are encouraged to take home a free book.

Anyone who knows a family who can benefit from this service is encouraged to pass the word along.

Volunteers are always welcome. Those who cannot help on Shoe Bank Saturdays are welcome to help with set-up on Thursday afternoons.

For more information about the Shoe Bank or on how to become a volunteer, please contact Diahann at 814-571-5324 or lhasb@outlook.com.