Community Champion: Arthur’s Shoe Tree

Jeff Johnson welcomes sock donations for the Community West Foundation SocksPLUS drive at his store, Arthur’s Shoe Tree in Bay Village.

Jeff Johnson welcomes sock donations for the Community West Foundation SocksPLUS drive at his store, Arthur’s Shoe Tree in Bay Village.

Jeff Johnson of Arthur’s Shoe Tree is a community champion. He didn’t plan it that way, it just happened last week when Bay resident and teacher Jeanne Biscotti Silver posted about a need for boots for a needy child on the Bay Village community Facebook site Secret Bay Village.

Jeanne was reaching out for a referral as to where she could get a young student a pair of warm boots to keep his feet warm during his walk to school. Johnson, the owner of Arthur’s, spoke up and offered to donate a pair of boots that are made for -40 degree weather to the young man.

“That is how good business works. Taking care of your community and doing what’s right, even if it doesn’t immediately and financially benefit you,” writes a resident. “I will refer this business whenever possible and will surely seek them out for all of my future footware needs!”

Johnson reacts with less fanfare. “We just fill a need she initiated on Facebook,” he said. But, for Johnson, the donation was a natural. This was not the first time Jeff or Arthur’s Shoe Tree has jumped into the role of community champion. Starting last year, Jeff has shared space in his store for the Community West Foundation SocksPLUS drive. A simple $10 donation can provide 10 pair of socks to someone in need. Stop in soon!

Arthur’s Shoe Tree is located at 27235 Wolf Rd, Bay Village, OH 44140. Hours 10 am – 6 pm; Thurs 10 am – 8 pm. Closed Sunday. (440) 871-2340

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