On April 12th, Cornhusker Bank will be celebrating One Day Without Shoes. This event is designed to draw attention to the plight of those in our community who are in need of footwear. Cornhusker Bank is partnering with local businesses and organizations to collect both used and new shoes, as well as monetary donations, which benefit the People’s City Mission. Barry Lockard, President/CEO, noted, “This event has become a great opportunity for Cornhusker Bank to rally with the community to give back to it on an annualized basis. Cornhusker Bank’s associates love Lincoln, and this is just one of many ways they display their community pride.”
Cornhusker Bank and various businesses and organizations throughout town will have People’s City Mission collection barrels in place. There will be over 150 locations serving as collection sites throughout the area. New, used, and even unwearable shoes may be donated between April 4th and April 15th by dropping them in any of these barrels. On Tuesday, April 12th, the bank will host a walk from 1101 Cornhusker Highway to the People’s City Mission, starting at 11:00 a.m. A free light lunch will be served at the Cornhusker Highway bank location for those attending the event. The walk helps raise awareness of the need for footwear in our own community and the entire community is invited to participate, regardless of whether or not they can donate. Cornhusker Bank staff members will go shoeless at work on the 12th to help raise awareness as well.
In the first five years of this event, Cornhusker Bank collected over 47,000 pair of shoes and over $42,000 in cash donations for the benefit of the Mission. Bank Chairman, John F. Dittman, noted , “One Day Without Shoes is an event which elevates our associates’ passion to give back to, as well as engage with the community in a meaningful manner. We are thankful for the many individuals throughout the area that help this event be successful.” “With the amazing amount of shoes and money collected, we will be able to help thousands of people” stated Pastor Tom Barber, Executive Director of the People’s City Mission. Please visit CornhuskerBank.com and click on the You Tube icon to view a video about the event which highlights how it impacts the people who receive the donated shoes.