Each December the West Linn Lions Club and Riverview lions, with the assistance of the West Linn Elementary and Middle school staff, help over 120 children get new shoes. These children are transported by bus from the Stafford, Riverview and Sunset schools to a local shoe store to pick out their very own pair of shoes. Afterward the bus takes them for lunch then back to school.
The program helps kids who need a good pair of shoes and socks to wear and have little no means to buy them on their own. The West Linn Lions club has already given out hundreds of new pairs of shoes as well as other items of clothing for those in need. We are changing lives in thousands of children in out community. New shoes provide happiness, dignity, pride and self-esteem so children can focus on learning.