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Citrus Heights Rotary Club donates shoes, socks to local schools

Sylvan Middle School
Students at Sylvan Middle School were among those receiving shoe and sock donations from the Citrus Heights Rotary Club this year. // CH Sentinel

By Rylie Friesen-
Hundreds of students at various schools in Citrus Heights received donations of shoes and socks from the Citrus Heights Rotary Club this year, according to a news release from the club.

The effort to provide footwear for students in grades Kindergarten to 8th grade resulted in a total of 249 pairs of shoes being distributed, along with 532 pairs of socks, and 12 Brannock Devices used to measure foot sizes, the club said. In 2020, the first year of the effort, 229 pairs of shoes were donated.

To accomplish the task, the local Rotary Club said it provided $3,000 in funding, which was matched by another $3,000 from the greater Sacramento region Rotary District 5180, for a total of $6,000.

Recipients of the donated items included students from Grand Oaks, Mariposa Avenue, Arlington Heights, Kingswood, Skycrest, Sylvan, Lichen, Carriage Drive, Woodside Elementary Schools and the Sayonara Center.

The Rotary Club of Citrus Heights was founded in 1964 and currently has around three-dozen members, made up of community and business leaders. More information about the local club can be found at www.chrotary.org.

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