OSF shoe drive collects more than 3,500 shoes for the homeless (with photos)

By WEEK Producer

At Home Sweet Home after the shoe drop-off on Tuesday.


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August 21, 2013 Updated Aug 21, 2013 at 11:26 AM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – A local shoe drive has collected more than 3,500 pairs of shoes for an area homeless shelter.

OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and Podiatrist Todd Snoeyink, DPM, collected the shoes between August 10 and August 18. All of the shoes were delivered to Home Sweet Home Ministries on Tuesday.

Clients at Home Sweet Home will receive first choice of three pairs of shoes each. The remaining shoes will be donated to other local social service agencies or sold at the Mission Mart thrift store.

Home Sweet Home Ministries is a full service homeless shelter open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year and serves those in need with daily meals, shelter and other social services.

For more information on Home Sweet Home Ministries, please visit www.hshministries.org.

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