CORA, W.Va. — The LEAD Community Organization has begun their annual Shoe Voucher Fundraising Campaign.
The Shoe Voucher Program provides shoes to less fortunate school-age children in Logan County for the beginning of the school year.
Bea Sias said this was the time of year they began the Shoe Voucher fundraising.
“We had a lot of Christmas decorations,” Bea Sias, of Lead, said. “We’ve got ornaments, snowmen, wreaths, trees and more.”
The Christmas in July ends Friday afternoon, but shopping Thursday you can get kids clothes half off and there will be a story time for children from 1-3 p.m. On Friday, all Christmas decorations will be half off and Summer Santa will be there from 3-5 p.m.
The Shoe Vouchers provides students with $30 to purchase shoes at Shoe Show at Fountain Place Mall. Sias said last year Lead purchase 600 pairs of shoes for students and this year it looks like it will be more.
“With the economy, donations are down and we really need help,” Sias said.
Lead is still taking applications for the vouchers. There are requirements — Social Security card, photo identification and proof of income — when applying for the vouchers.
Anyone who would like to contribute to the School Voucher funds can send a donation to LEAD Community Organization, P.O. Box 482, Logan, WV 25601. Please indicate Shoe Voucher on your donation. You can also donate online via Pay Pal at http://www.leadcommunityorg.com/pledge.
Lead is located in the former Cora Post Office building.