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  • Writer's pictureFather Lance W. Harlow

Do you care about kids with no shoes?

I do. That's why the St. Nicholas Project conducted a fall fundraiser to provide shoes for the boys and girls at Kurn Hattin Homes. I started the back-to-school shoes fundraiser last year in memory of my grandparents. When I was growing up in a small town in Vermont, I remember every fall going to the shoe store (before the days of WalMart) with my grandparents to get shoes for school. My parents didn't have enough money for the three of us kids. Kurn Hattin Homes is a residential care facility for up to 100 boys and girls--all of whom need shoes and winter boots. Many Catholic organizations around Vermont responded to my appeal and we raised over $5,000. It was particularly touching when I visit and the kids thank my for buying them shoes. I always tell them that I am glad they like their new shoes, but that I had a lot of people donate money for them. If you would like to buy a pair of shoes for a girl or boy (or winter boots), please go to the donation page for Kurn Hattin Homes at their website:

Fall 2017 back-to-school shoes. Thank you to all of the Catholic organization and individuals who donated money! The kids loved their new shoes!

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