Pangea Cares partnered with Operation Warm and SGA Youth & Family Services for a “Summer Kicks” shoe drive! On Wednesday July 28th, 20 Pangea volunteers gathered at the parking lot of the SGA Youth & Family Services center at 3152 W 47th St. Families with toddlers and young children arrived between 12pm-3pm to pick up brand new shoes in their sizes. They also received a swag bag from Pangea that included fun items for the children like bubbles, hacky sacks, sunglasses, and more. While waiting to pick out shoes, volunteers played games with the children like hopscotch and ring toss. Pangea employees also led a fun card game for larger prizes like a flashlight, water bottle, or notebook.
Pangea Cares donated $7,000 in new shoes for children in need in Chicago. The donation supports Operation Warm’s “Warm Soles” program, bringing warmth, confidence, and growth to children and a sense of relief to their families and caregivers.
In the past, Pangea has partnered with Operation Warm to donate winter coats in October, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with this great organization.
WARMTH: Operation Warm creates brand new, high-quality coats for children in need, offering a child both physical and emotional warmth.
CONFIDENCE: The gift of a brand new coat empowers children by sparking self-confidence in a way that second-hand clothing cannot. A new coat can help students attend school, socialize with their peers and play outside with pride.
HOPE: Many families living in poverty struggle to provide necessities like food, housing, clothing and child care. The gift of a brand new coat offers hope to both children and their parents, reminding them there are those in their community that care about their well-being and future.
Learn more at www.operationwarm.org