Home Assistance Program Families Shop for New Shoes

March 23rd, 2015

On Wednesday, March 18 nineteen families in the Home Assistance Program (HAP) went on a group shopping trip to the East Orange Payless ShoeSource to participate in the Payless GivesTM Shoes 4 Kids program.  By participating in the Payless GivesTM Shoes 4 Kids annual giving program, for which The Arc of Essex County was selected as an official 2015 partner, each family received merchandise certificates to spend on new foot ware.  Children and parents enjoyed browsing through the selection of shoes and picking out new apparel.

The Arc of Essex County’s Home Assistance Program is a vital support for low-income families in Essex County with a child and/or parent with an intellectual or developmental disability.  In partnering with Payless GivesTM Shoes 4 Kids, The Arc of Essex County is able to help with basic clothing necessities for families while providing them the opportunity to have an in-store shopping experience furthering their sense of independence and dignity.