Lions buy school shoes for students

From left, foster parent Ann Haven, Lion Debbi Ebanks, DCFS Officer Lois Webb, David Goddard of Winner’s Circle, foster parent Shelda Seymour and Lion Cordella Chollette celebrate Lions Worldwide Week of Service for Youth through new shoes for students.

Ten students will be sporting new shoes for the school year, through the support of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman.

Earlier this month, foster parents and children met with staff of the Department of Children and Family Services, who partnered with the Lions Club to provide the students with new shoes from Winner’s Circle.

Lions Club Third Vice President Cordella Chollette said she hoped that by going shopping with the children and helping them with shoe fittings, the kids would be shown that others care for them.

The donation was part of the Lions Club’s commemoration of the Lions Worldwide Week of Service for Youth, dedicated to mentoring, empowering and engaging young people through community service.

The international event was designed to help the Lions reach its Centennial Service Challenge goal of serving more than 100 million people by July 30, 2018 through youth, vision, relieving hunger and protecting the environment.