WOW! That's right, 110 pairs of shoes and 25 large bags of clothing were collected in the VYC Shoe & Clothing Drive held May 15-30 to benefit Families at the Dump. Philo joined in too, as a collection point at his Bar & Restaurant in La Cruz! Now ... what happens to so much 'stuff' ?
It goes into the "Points Room," where points are exchanged for badly needed items. There are 250 families registered in the FAD program and they earn points for their children attending school, helping in the Day Care center and Lunch programs, attending and also volunteering at the many programs the FAD offers at their center. Points can also be exchanged in the emergency Food Bank. This approach helps encourage initiative and reinforces that education and work earn rewards and a better life.
Both kids and parents will benefit from these donations. This Drive was so successful, FAD is planning a special Father's Day surprise for the Dads that work in the Dump doing recycling -- a pair of shoes, a bit of clothing.
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