We applied for and received a grant for a new voucher program.
The August 2021 Lee County Child Maltreatment Needs Assessment lists concrete support, including clothing, as a protective factor to preventing child abuse (page 23-24). 43.83% of survey respondents report concrete supports as what would be most beneficial to families in Lee County. This was the highest rated response.
Shoes for Kids will provide vouchers for one pair of shoes for a child 6-19 years of age in Lee County. The vouchers may be spent at Younggren Shoes in Keokuk or Huffman Farm and Home in Fort Madison. The family needs to be below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level and can apply with Community Action of Southeast Iowa: Fort Madison: 319-372-4471 or Keokuk: 319-524-6383.
2022 Funded by a Lee County Youth Services Grant