The Roots church sponsors annual event at Newberg School District headquarters

Photo Credit: GARY ALLEN - A Newberg youth tries on a pair of shoes at the annual giveaway Saturday at the Newberg School District headquarters. The event, in its second year, is sponsored by The Roots church and meted nearly 200 pairs.For the second year The Roots church in Newberg gave away new pairs of shoes, nearly 200 this year, to appreciative school children Saturday at school district headquarters. The church purchases the shoes with the proceeds from fundraisers it holds throughout the year, as well as coin cans posted at local businesses. Some of the new shoes are donated by individuals as well. “We look for good deals and discounts in our shopping,” said Shawn Anderson, pastor at the church. The church also sponsors the Aspire clothing closet at Newberg High School and a community breakfast every Sunday at Memorial Park.

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