03 May Homeless Family Finds Hope with Shoe Donations
Organization: Greater Lighthouse community Outreach, Inc
As Told to Good360 by Greater Lighthouse community Outreach, Inc
Greater Lighthouse community Outreach, Inc., located in Bakersfield, CA, offers services to help those in the community with their personal spiritual growth. Our mission is to provide opportunities that enrich the lives of those in need through programs and resources not available to everyone. We sponsor many programs that offer mentoring, job training, rehabilitation services and/or special assistance throughout our community.
Thanks to this donation, we were able to provide shoes to many families facing life changing circumstances in the Bakersfield area. Some of the families have previously struggled to find their proper shoe sizes, style and or a particular color. This donation provided enough variety to help everyone find the shoe they wanted. With a large number of people in need, many of whom are just trying to make ends meet, a donation of this size was able to affect the lives of over 500 individuals. These items will help families with job interviews, back-to-school outfits, and will help those who have children outgrowing their apparel. Our process gets them the resources as soon as possible so they are able to use the shoes right away.
We recently served a family with two teenage daughters that were in need of boots for the upcoming winter season. The family had been dealing with a lot of financial issues and couldn’t spend what little they had on shoes for school. Their family came to our facility, during the colder seasons and once we heard about their hardships, we helped them as best we could. Their main mission through all they chaos was to keep their family warm and in one place during the school year. Thank you Good360 for providing us the resources that help families manage their finances so they can focus on the bigger picture.