Neighbors in Action: Old Newsboys

Dec 4, 2013

A Michigan historical marker in Lansing tells the story of the Old Newsboys.

It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today, we feature the Old Newsboys.

This year marks the 90th anniversary the group has been distributing shoes, socks and boots to children in Lansing area schools. The latest issue of the Lansing Spoof Journal hits newsstands tomorrow.

Current State spoke with Luke Canfora, the president of the Old Newsboys, and Sean Douglas, the organization’s treasurer. Sean first explained how the organization distributes the thousands of shoes to children each year. They work through schools within 25 miles of the state capitol to find eligible children.

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