Sleep Train's Shoe Drive for Foster Kids

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Sleep Train's Shoe Drive for Foster Kids

Time: March 19, 2012 to May 13, 2012
Location: Sleep Train
Website or Map: http://www.sleeptrain.com
Event Type: community, and, fundraising
Organized By: Sleep Train
Latest La Mesa Activity: Mar 18, 2012

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California’s 60,000 foster kids often walk a difficult path, leaving their homes with just the clothes on their backs. Like all children, they quickly outgrow essential items like shoes that fit, which allow them to walk to school comfortably, participate in P.E. class with their peers, and enjoy after school sports.

 

Please help give foster children a strong foundation for walking on the path to success by donating new shoes to Sleep Train’s Shoe Drive for Foster Kids. Sleep Train will be collecting new shoes in all sizes between March 19, 2012 and May 13, 2012.

 

Donations of new shoes in all sizes can be dropped off at any Sleep Train store. For more information or to find the nearest location please visit the store locator at http://www.sleeptrain.com or call 1-800-378-BEDS (2337). The store hours are M-F 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Gallup Poll on Top Financial Problems of Americans

Source: Gallup

Personal finances are a major concern of average Americans, according to the latest Gallup poll, but the results show that Americans are most concerned about healthcare costs, low wages, and a lack of jobs when it comes to worries about their finances. There was a reduction in the number of Americans saying the cost of homeownership was their biggest financial worry.

Making sense of the story:

- In 2012, a full 12 percent of Americans put the cost of homeownership and renting at the top of their financial worry. Now it’s down to six percent.

- Below the $30,000/ year income bracket, housing was the most important worry for 9 percent of the respondents. That lowers to four percent in the $30,000 to $75,000 range.

- For those making more than $75,000, six percent of respondents said housing was their top financial concern.

-For comparison, healthcare costs and low wages were cited by 14 percent of Americans as the most important financial issue.

 -Fewer Americans than a year ago cited the high cost of living or unemployment, and the percentage naming oil or gas prices was down from 2012.

-The percentage of Americans who didn't mention any financial problem was up five percentage points from last year, to 17 percent. This sizable uptick suggests that the economic recovery may be reducing the financial problems that families face.  

-Lower-income Americans named "lack of money/cash flow" and "not enough money to pay debts" as their top most important money woes. The stock market or investments, interest rates, retirement savings, and controlling spending did not rank among lower-income Americans' top financial problems.

Read the full story:
http://www.gallup.com/poll/181217/americans-healthcare-low-wages-top-financial-problems.aspx

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