Munising, Michigan – What do you do if you receive a Facebook share of a story about a girl named Mackenzie who spent ten years in the Arizona foster care system, neglected by Child Protective Services, wearing improperly-sized clothes and often without shoes to wear?
You also read Mackenzie wants her adoption gift to be 17,000 pairs of shoes for the foster kids left behind and still trapped in the system. What would you do?
Well, if you’re Judy Shellnut, manager of the Navigator Restaurant in Munising, Michigan, you check out Mackenzie’s story at FosteringRights.org, and you host a Footsteps on-site shoe drive to accept donations of news or nearly-new shoes to help these kids.
The following interview with Judy Shellnut tells the story of how the Navigator Restaurant at 101 E. Munising in Munising, Michigan, and Great Lakes Radio Studios at 3060 U.S. 41 West became drop off locations for shoes for kids who need shoes.