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'Warm Soles/New Hope' effort raises over $7,200

  • From left are Shawnna Rhine;  Nancy and Moury Bass, co-owners of WIBH; Dr. Kathy Swafford representing CMMHRN; and Rollie Hawk with Arrowleaf.

    From left are Shawnna Rhine; Nancy and Moury Bass, co-owners of WIBH; Dr. Kathy Swafford representing CMMHRN; and Rollie Hawk with Arrowleaf.
    Courtesy of Shawnna Rhine/Southern 7 Health Department and Head Start

 
Submitted by Southern Seven Head Start
updated: 8/1/2022 5:51 PM

The first-ever WIBH "Warm Soles, New Hope"' campaign raised more than $7,200, which bought 480 pairs of new shoes from Operation Warm to give to kids in southern Illinois.

Shoes will be distributed free of charge through Arrowleaf, the Children's Medical and Mental Health Resource Network (CMMHRN), and Southern 7 Head Start.

Families needing shoes can call WIBH Radio at (618) 833-9424, or Southern 7 at (618) 634-2297 ext. 9161 for a referral to a site near them.