Representative from Kunes poses with 5 Eagle Ridge students in Shoe Dept Encore

Kunes Donates Shoes to Students at Eagle Ridge School - Kunes Ford of East Moline, IL

Published on May 15, 2023 by Product Expert

Dec 29, 2022

On December 16th, Kunes Ford of East Moline worked together with Shoe Dept. Encore and staff at Eagle Ridge School to give a group of young Eagle Ridge students a special gift this holiday season.

After the curtains closed for their morning Christmas programs, 15 students between Kindergarten and 3rd Grade were taken to Shoe Dept Encore in Southpark Mall to get their shoe size and pick out brand new shoes for themselves.  With some assistance from James Drummond, Tara Schofield, and a few more volunteers, the kids were able to try on and pick out shoes that they could take home and enjoy!

Events like this are incredibly important for students who attend Title 1 Schools, like Eagle Ridge School.  A Title 1 School means that 100% of students and their families are living at poverty level.  Since COVID restrictions were lifted, this was the first time that Eagle Ridge School has been able to put on this remarkable event for their students.  A small gesture can truly make a difference, especially during this time of year.

Kunes Ford of East Moline would like to thank Eagle Ridge School for inviting us to participate in their shoe donation event.  We would also like to thank Shoe Dept. Encore in Southpark Mall for hosting the event in their store and for applying a 15% discount towards each students’ pair of shoes. At Kunes, it is our mission to take care of our community so that it can be the best place to live, work, and play.  Thank you to everyone who participated; we consider this mission accomplished!