Crisp fall mornings and the changing of the leaves signal that it’s time for SILG members to round up donations of new or gently used boots, socks, hats, and gloves for our Boots & Socks distribution! Those of us with kids or grandkids can clean out those sizes that no longer fit our kiddos and watch the smiles on the faces of the children who walk away with them at distribution time. It’s a favorite event for many of our members to know these children can cope with the winter weather thanks to our efforts, in conjunction with the local Lions Club giving Coats for Kids. Having a scarce supply of boots after what was given out last year, we have collection boxes at local banks for the public to make donations and we have over 200 pair on order from Wal-Mart (who gives us a great discount in support of our program). Keep an eye out for great deals during shopping ventures!
A work party will be scheduled soon to move shelves and inventory back into our room at Riveria School and sort inventory by size. Distribution dates are typically the last Saturday in October and first Saturday in November. Our committee chair will confirm these dates soon and there will be an opportunity for all members to sign-up to help. Stay tuned!