2012 STAR Award Career Winner: Valerie Denghel

Apr 26, 2012   //   by Amanda Reel   //   Career, STAR Awards  //  No Comments

Kalamazoo woman works to provide shoes for children in need

By Joe Stando | MLive Media Group

Photo by Mark Bugnaski/MLive Media Group

Valerie Denghel is the founder of the First Day Shoe Fund, a nonprofit which helps low-income students at Kalamazoo Public Schools.

The organization provides new shoes to kindergarten through third-grade students who need them.

For Denghel, winner of the STAR (Sharing Time and Resources) Award in the Career Volunteer Category, the cause was an obvious one.

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