Nonprofit sponsors successful shoe drive

Hemet Women’s Club hosts fundraiser for local veterans

Photo by Jan Kriz
From left to right: Margie Wachter; Jan Kriz, Project Chairman; Priscilla Lindquist; Penny Colgrove; and Reggie Mattox, Hemet Woman’s Club President.

■ By Jan Kriz / Contributed

The Hemet Woman’s Club sponsored a gently-used shoe drive to raise funds to help local vets while providing a low cost footwear for people in developing nations on Tuesday, Jan. 8. All the shoes collected were given to L.A. based Angel Bins, a recycling company.
The fundraising event took place at All Star Super Storage located on 302 South Lyon Avenue in Hemet. Angel Bins issued a check to the club based on total weight of 976 pounds of shoes collected. The funds received will be given to Inland Empire Veterans; this is part of a mission to provide housing and supportive services to veterans and their families throughout the Inland Empire. Angel Bins uses the shoe donations to help develop micro-businesses in third-world countries, helping struggling families to build a stable income.
“We are really excited about the success of this shoe drive” Jan Kriz, Project Chairman said in a recent interview. “Most people have extra shoes in their closets and what a wonderful way to donate them. It is a win-win situation for everyone.”
Hemet Woman’s Club is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization. The club, in existence since 1906 and affiliated with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, has served the local community for over 110 years. For all questions and information about the club, contact Project Chairman Jan Kriz at (951) 675-1548 or Membership Chairman at (612) 483-4830.

Photo by Jan Kriz
Angel Bins issued a check to the club based on total weight of 976 pounds of shoes collected.

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