Saturday, September 18th, 2021

Steps for Success another successful event

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014

The Indiana Dream Center is a volunteer-driven organization that finds and fills the needs of individuals in the community. This year the Dream Center presented its 5th Annual Steps for Success event on Saturday, August 9. The event was held at Drover Park on Etna Avenue with a record crowd.

In the previous years’ Steps for Success has served 700 plus school-aged students by providing free tennis shoes to help jump start students into a great new school year. This year the Dream Center offered that and so much more.

The Indiana Dream Center provided free tennis shoes for students in grades K through 12, socks, food, water, hot dogs, carnival games, sno-cones and more. The Dream Center would like to thank everyone for volunteering their time and resources to make Steps for Success an incredible community event for students and their families.

Donating organizations include the Awakening Community Church, Boys and Girls Club, Central Christian Church, Community Link Federal Credit Union, Downtown Salon, Griff’s The Cutting Edge Salon, Little Debbie Local Hairstylists, McKenzie’s Hope, Owen’s Supermarkets, Salvation Army, Dean Foods, Upwards Sports, Wal-Mart and the Youth Services Bureau. We would also like to thank Love INC and the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce for helping spread the word about this event.

In addition to the Steps for Success event, the Indiana Dream Center also provided a clothing giveaway at the Dream Center Thrift Store located at 501 N. Jefferson Street on Thursday August 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Each student received seven items of clothing. There were also free haircuts for students at area salons that evening. This is a first-come, first-serve basis and for students in grades K though 12 who must be present.

For more information on the Indiana Dream Center, please call, (260) 200-1155, or email

Shown in the photos are several of the events at last Saturday’s Steps for Success event.