CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Home State Health was honored to unveil a new van to the Shoes from the Heart organization. Home State donated the van on December 5 so the non-profit can continue its mission of providing new shoes to children in need throughout the state of Missouri.
Shoes from the Heart has provided over 30,000 shoes to children in Missouri this year. This new van will allow Shoes from the Heart to reach even more children throughout the state. Often times, children receive their first pair of shoes from the organization.
"Home State Health salutes Shoes from the Heart for all the great work they are doing in the state of Missouri," said Nathan Landsbaum, President and CEO of Home State Health. "We believe we have a responsibility to remove barriers and make it easier for people to access vital resources and services which strengthen our communities."
"We have been blessed to have the support of Home State Health helping us on our journey to provide new shoes to children," said Donnie Bonuchi, Founder of Shoes from the Heart.
Home State Health is a MO HealthNet Managed Care health plan that provides health insurance to the people of Missouri. Established in 2012, Home State Health exists to improve the health of its members through focused, compassionate and coordinated care. Home State Health is owned by a joint venture of Centene Corporation and Missouri Community Health Access. Centene Corporation, is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise. For more information, visit www.homestatehealth.com.
Shoes from the Heart was established in 2012 by Cindy Bonuchi. Her idea began in a Sunday school class while discussing "What can you do to give back to your community, no questions asked?" Her vision was to help children in need by providing new tennis shoes to them. Cindy decided to establish Shoes from the Heart as a 501C3 organization complete with a twelve member board of directors. The sole mission is to help children in need by providing them with new tennis shoes. For more information on Shoes from the Heart, visit www.shoesfromtheheart.org.
SOURCE Home State Health