S.L.A.M.M. (Serving, Loving, Acting, and Making Music), the community choir of Summit Baptist Bible Church, performed The Christmas Shoe Tree Dec. 8 and 9. The program was organized by Katlyn Pollock and Patrick Kelley and directed by Elaine Boersma.
A purpose of the program was to collect shoes to be sent to Webuye, in East Kenya, along with money for the shipping costs. The church partnered with Encouragement Inc to help Kenyan children in need of shoes.
For two and a half weeks this summer, Pollock, along with a friend, visited Kenya as part of a mission program. She said, We saw such a need. While I was there, I saw a lady who didn't have shoes, so I was able to give her my shoes. She was ecstatic and said it was her first pair of shoes ever…It is such a small thing to us, but it's such a huge thing to them.