The Michigan Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA), along with a matching donation from the Southeast Division of the MPMA, purchased 250 pair of athletic shoes to donate to children for the new school year. The shoe donation was enhanced by a generous contribution from the podiatrists at NorthPointe Foot & Ankle in Berkley who gave new socks for each pair of shoes.
MPMA partnered with four nonprofit agencies to distribute the shoes: Lighthouse of Oakland County in Pontiac; Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS) in Detroit; Turning Point in Mt. Clemens; and Lutheran Child & Family Services in Farmington Hills. The agencies support programs for families in need.
On Friday, August 24, Dr. Jodie Sengstock of Feet First Podiatry in West Bloomfield, and Dr. Jeffrey Frederick of NorthPointe Foot and Ankle in Berkley – both MPMA members – fit over 50 children in the PATH program of Lighthouse of Oakland County.