For Whiteman, it’s because there was a time when she was a lot like the kids perusing the racks and tables in the Salvation Army gymnasium Saturday.
“At one time, I was one of these children,” she said, going on to recall attending her first Sunday at church as a little girl without shoes.
By the next Sunday, she had a pair of shoes thanks to the generosity of others.
“This is my way of giving back,” she said.
Mitchell Kirk is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at 574-732-5130 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him: @PharosMAK
Coats for Kids 2013 880 winter garments distributed, including: winter coats light coats boots snow pants hats gloves scarves