Coburn Place smashes fundraising goal for school supplies

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Coburn Place, a center that provides support services to victims of domestic violence, exceeded its goal during the 5th annual lemonade sale to raise money for school supplies.

The center hoped to raise $2,000 to buy the roughly 40 children that live there each two pairs of shoes. As of Monday afternoon, the center has raised more than $4,800 and counting.

“It really means a lot," Jason Fleurimond, a child who lives at the center, said. "I’m really happy because I have new shoes."

“Our residential clients are all low income and those types of things are really hard to come by," Coburn Place Executive Director Julia Kathary said. "This (fundraiser) gives the kids an opportunity to be entrepreneurs themselves and it also gives them the chance to pick out their own shoes for school, which is really important for kids.”

The extra money raised will go toward uniforms and other school supplies. The center is still accepting donations. 

 

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