The Hawthorn Woods Women's Club, a local shoe store and Emmaus House of Hospitality made possible another successful Jeepers Sneakers event. One hundred and three pairs of brand-new Nikes were distributed to local school children on Sunday, Aug. 12—just in time for back-to-school.
Jeepers Sneakers was coordinated by Laura Zickuhr, Jeeper Sneaker Program Director, and shoe store manager Lavinia Munoz. The Hawthorn Woods Womens Club generously donated the funds for Nike gym shoes and a package of socks for each child. Ms. Munoz worked with volunteers from her store to size each child’s foot. Children who attend Emmaus House community dinners were thrilled with their new shoes.
Emmaus House of Hospitality, a non-profit group at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Lake Zurich, works to help those in the community struggling with financial uncertainties. The organization's mission is to help those in need by providing resources such as food, clothing and shelter. For more information on how you can help Emmaus House of Hospitality, please visit the website, call (847) 814-0212, or email at Info@Emmaus-House.org