FAMILY Inc. (, in collaboration with Shoe Carnival in Council Bluffs, is helping to provide Toasty Toes for children who participate in programming at FAMILY, Inc.

FAMILY, Inc. recognizes the challenge families face, particularly in the current economy, in keeping their children clothed. For the third time, FAMILY, Inc.’s Toasty Toes event seeks to offer some relief for families by providing a new pair of shoes at no cost to the family. Families are able to shop for and select the shoes they want, empowering them to develop these skills. Toasty Toes is made possible by the Cindy and Jerry Mathiasen Family Fund grant and National Indemnity. They have both made a generous donation that will fund about 90 families with warm winter boots or shoes.

FAMILY, Inc. continues to be overwhelmed by the generosity of partnering organizations, the families they serve, and the community for supporting the engagement, education, and inspiration of families. To donate or volunteer with FAMILY, Inc., please contact Executive Assistant Jessica Navarrete at or (712) 256-9566.

FAMILY, Inc. is a human services organization with a mission to engage and educate the community, inspiring a healthy future through literacy, family, and public health services. To learn more, visit