CHI St. Joseph’s Health In Park Rapids Launches Shoe Drive


BE MADE BY THE END OF THE YEAR.>>>CHI ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH IN PARK RAPIDS IS TAKING DONATED GENTLY USED SHOES FOR THEIR FUNDRAISER. REPORTER MALAAK KHATTAB TELLS US HOW A DONATED PAIR OF SHOES CAN HELP LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY.>>THE AUXILIARY IN PARK RAPIDS HAS LAUNCHED A SHOE DRIVE FUNDRAISER TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE FACILITY AND HELP THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES IN THE PROCESS. THEY ARE PARTNERING WITH FUNDS TO ORGS, A NATIONAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION.>>WE ARE TAKING DONATED SHOES HERE AT THE HOSPITAL AND THEY WILL BE PICKED UP AND DISTRIBUTED TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, TO FAMILIES SPECIFICALLY WHO ARE WORKING IN SMALL BUSINESSES. THIS IS AN EFFORT TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES AND BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES BECOME SUCCESSFUL.>>THE GOAL IS TO RAISE 100 BAGS THAT EACH CONTAIN 25 PAIRS OF SHOES. KRISTEN PARTLOW, THE VOLUNTEER SERVICES COORDINATOR AT CHI ST. JOSEPH HEALTH SAYS THEY HAVE 60 BAGS AND ARE STILL TAKING DONATIONS.>>WE’RE A LITTLE OVER HALFWAY THERE. AND ANYONE WHO HAS EXTRA SHOES IN THEIR CLOSETS OR IF YOU HAVE A BUSINESS OR KNOW OF SOMEBODY WHO IS HAVING A RUMMAGE SALE, WE WILL TAKE ANY UNSOLD SHOES >>SHOES CAN BE DONATED AT THE FRONT INFORMATION DESK IN THE SOUTH LOBBY AT CHI ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH. PARTLOW SAYS SHE WILL GIVE WHOEVER BRINGS IN 25 PAIRS OF SHOES A GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM THE COFFEE SHOP AT THE ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL.>>WE ARE NOT ONLY SUPPORTING OUR HOSPITAL AND PATIENTS LOCALLY, BUT PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.>>GENTLY WORN SHOES HAVE A LOT OF LIFE AND I THINK THERE’S A LOT WE CAN DO WITH THAT >>THE CHI ST. JOSEPH’S RAISES FUNDS FOR NUMEROUS CAUSES AND PROGRAMS WITHIN THE HOSPITAL. REPORTING IN PARK RAPIDS, MALAAK KHATTAB, LAKELAND NEWS.

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