Putting Our Best Foot Forward
Several local charities and schools in our area are in need of shoe donations –and that’s where South Georgia Banking Company (SGBC) is stepping in.
Throughout the month of October, SGBC will accept shoe donations at our branches located in Tift, Colquitt, Turner and Crisp counties. New or gently used shoes are preferred and can be dropped off at collection stations located in each branch’s lobby. All donations benefit charities and schools within each county. Recipients of donated shoes in Colquitt County include The Watson House, Serenity House and K-7th graders in the Colquitt County School System.
The Watson House is a Christian-based recovery residence that ministers to men who have completed detoxification and a residential treatment programs. Their goal is to help these men get back on their feet and begin a new life free from alcohol and/or drugs. Donations of men’s shoes in any size and style are greatly appreciated.
At Serenity House, a shelter and transitional living facility for victims of family violence, they help abused women and children take a step in the right direction through a variety of services including emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy and more. They are in need of women’s shoes in all sizes and types.
“The idea to host this shoe drive stemmed from our 2010-2011 marketing campaign ‘Partners in the Walk of Life,'" said Bob Montgomery, City President in Moultrie. “We are always looking for new ways to get involved and make a difference. It is important to extend our community relationships beyond banking services – and this drive is the perfect opportunity to do so.”
SGBC's Keith Brown (right) presents donated men's shoes to the Watson House.
SGBC's Jackie Young (left) presented donated women's shoes to the Serenity House.[back to list]