The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

December 5, 2013

Transitions Will Provide Free Shoes To Children In Need Through Payless Gives™ Shoes 4 Kids Holiday Giving Program


The Daily Item

— LEWISBURG — Transitions has been selected as an official partner of Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids, an annual giving program from Payless ShoeSource. Transitions is one of 750 charitable agencies representing all 50 states in the United States and will be distributing merchandise certificates for children’s shoes to the families that they serve.

Transitions is a comprehensive victim services center that provides advocacy, empowerment and education to victims, survivors, families and communities to end domestic violence, sexual assault and other serious crimes in Union, Snyder and Northumberland Counties. “We are pleased to partner with Payless GivesTM Shoes 4 Kids again this year to ensure that the children who we help receive a new, properly fitting pair of shoes this holiday season,” chief executive officer, Susan Mathias said.

This is the sixth year of the Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids program. Although studies show that properly fitting shoes are important for children’s health and development, a striking number of children don’t own a pair of shoes that fit. By helping families who struggle to provide their children with basic essentials on a daily basis, Transitions, in partnering with the Payless GivesTM Shoes 4 Kids program, hopes to relieve some of the stress parents feel during the holidays and bring joy to as many children as possible.

For more information about the ways in which Transitions is helping our community this holiday season, visit the website www.svwit.org or call (570) 523-1134.