Cornhusker Bank Collects Over 33K Shoes for People’s City Mission
The Lincoln People’s City Mission (pcmlincoln.org) is extremely grateful to announce that over 150 locations across the city and some locations outside of Lincoln collected over 33,000 shoes during Cornhusker Bank’s 9th annual One Day Without Shoes event, held April 1–12. Because of these generous donations, those who need a pair of shoes will get them. Over the past nine years, Cornhusker Bank has collected around 160,000 pairs of shoes for the People’s City Mission. Along with shoes for the drive, Cornhusker Bank also raised more than $10,000 in monetary funds, which will go into buying more pairs of shoes. To raise these funds, tellers invited customers to write their names on paper shoes for a $1 donation. The paper shoes were then hung up on walls inside each Cornhusker Bank location.
Pastor Tom Barber, CEO talked about this ongoing donation drive. “Nine years has brought in a lot of shoes. We are so happy with the response and we can’t thank Cornhusker Bank enough. Their help in collecting shoes for not only the homeless, but the impoverished in our community is fantastic.”
People’s City Mission, was founded in 1907 to help struggling folks get back on their feet. Now thanks to the support of this initiative from the Lincoln community, they are able to put new shoes on those feet. For more information about the People’s City Mission, visit pcmlincoln.org or contact Dave Dwinell at (402) 475-1303 / DaveD@pcmlincoln.org.