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For Immediate Release
October 23, 2013
Contact: Clarisell DeCardenas
Tel: 305-364-6100

Town Partners with Local Charity for Thanksgiving Shoe Drive

Miami Lakes, FL -  The Town of Miami Lakes has partnered with Loving Soles in an effort to collect shoes for the needy in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The local charity dedicated to providing shoes to Miami's homeless, founded by Tony Garcia, Dr. Daryl Gershbein, Dr. John McGoohan, and Ileana McGoohan's teenage children, will donate gently worn shoes to Camillus House and Catholic Charities.

The shoe drive is scheduled for Saturday, November 9th starting at 10:00 am and will take place at Town Hall located at 6601 Main Street, Miami Lakes, FL. Miami Lakes residents are invited to join Town Officials on November 9th by bringing their gently worn shoes to Town Hall. Adult sizes will be donated to Camillus House. Monetary donations will also be accepted and will go towards the purchase of shoes.

"The work Loving Soles does for the community tackles issues of basic human dignity. We overlook what a decent pair of shoes can do to help someone get ahead," said Councilman Tony Lama. "A decent pair of shoes for a child to wear to school or for an adult to wear to a job interview can truly make an impact."

"I would like to thank Councilman Lama for bringing this great organization to the Town of Miami Lakes," said Vice-Mayor Manny Cid. "I encourage all to donate their 'gently worn' shoes to Loving Soles on November 9th."

For information on donating shoes before November 9th, please contact Clarisell De Cardenas via email at or at 305-364-6100.