BCSO Community Services Unit Teams Up With Kiwanis Club to Distribute Shoes To Children
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // October 25, 2018
Kiwanis Club places around 800 – 1,000 shoes on children at approximately 12 local participating schools
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is written by Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A big thank you to our local Kiwanis Club who is on a mission to help children around the world and right here in in our local schools, who are in need of shoes!
The Kiwanis Club of Rockledge has been donating and fitting needy children with brand new shoes since 1978 when they took on the task of administrating the “Nester Hebert Shoe Fund” (which began initially in 1947).
All shoes are purchased with donations and monies raised during their annual Golf Tournament. One hundred percent of donations go directly to shoes, with all administrative fees being paid directly by the club and its members.
Each year the Kiwanis Club places approximately 800 – 1,000 shoes on children at approximately 12 local participating schools.
Even more exciting is that on November 16, 2018, Kiwanis Club of Rockledge will be placing their 100,000th pair of shoes on a child since taking over the initiative.
During distributions, The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Community Services Unit sends team members out to help fit the shoes and to interact with the children, while helping to build stronger relationships within our community.
Thank you to all of our local Kiwanis Club members who are making such a positive impact on our youth. As I always say “it takes a community to protect a community!!”
If you are interested in volunteering or if you have any questions about the Kiwanis of Rockledge Shoe Distributions, contact Fred Reitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 321-557-0275.
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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