STEVENS POINT — Local Attorney Jason Studinski has donated more than 50 pairs of new shoes to the Evergreen Community Initiative of Stevens Point. The donations will go to elementary-aged boys and girls in need.

“As the youngest of six children, I remember new shoes were always in high demand growing up,” said Studinski in a news release. “I want to give struggling families one less thing to worry about this fall.”

The Evergreen Community Initiative is a nonprofit organization that runs programs such as a community meal and food pantry, The Place of Peace; a children’s clothing pantry, Kids Closet; and a warming center for homeless people.

“There’s always more need than we can supply when it comes to back-to-school shoes for the families we serve,” said Tiffany Krueger, co-chairwoman of the nonprofit.

To donate

People can drop donations off 24-7 at Evergreen Community Initiative’s dropbox at 1948 Church St. in Stevens Point or make a monetary donation at

Photo courtesy Evergreen Community Initiative.