RICHMOND, VA (WTVR): Tuesday is the fist day of school but on Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd, Students can get a brand new pair of school shoes, thanks to the Richmond Partnership of Churches, at its annual New Shoes for Back to School, Ministry now with 13 churches involved.
The new shoes give-away started at Third Street Bethel A.M.E. Church 8 years ago but out grew the space and for the 2nd year is being held at Second Baptist Church, Ralph Hodge Pastor, 3300 Broad Rock Boulevard. The New Shoes for back to School Ministry will open the doors at 8am and will fit every student with new shoes until they run out.
Shoe donations are still needed, the public is invited to drop off new school shoes at Second Baptist Church on Broad Rock Boulevard or any one of the other churches participating: Branch’s Baptist – Mathew S. Brown; Centenary United Methodist – Matthew Bates Ebenezer Baptist – Levy Armwood; Fifth Baptist – Ricardo L. Brown; First Baptist Midlothian – Pernell J. Johnson; God’s Simple Gifts Ministry – Valencia Malone; Hood Temple A.M.E. Zion – Tony Henderson; Second Presbyterian – Alex Evans; Sharon Baptist – Paul A. Coles; Sixth Baptist – Yvonne Jones Bibbs; Sixth Mount Zion Baptist – Tyrone Nelson; Third Street Bethel A.M.E. – Reuben J. Boyd. For more information call 804-221-7394 or 804-643-8157.