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December 15, 1989 - Image 52

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Publication:
The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-12-15

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I MITZVAH PEOPLE

HEs,.
UNTERS

" Contemporary Women's Sportswear"

Presents Its Annual

"HOLIDAY SALE OF THE BEST KIND"

Now Through the month of December
SAVE on the HOTTEST NEW LOOKS
from NEW YORK and CALIFORNIA
At Savings

Up to 70% off Storewide

SPECIAL MARKDOWNS
FRIDAY, SATURDAY,
SUNDAY ONLY!

Don't forget to enter our drawing for a
$250.00 Shopping Spree

Holiday Hours

Mon. thru Fri.
Saturday
Sunday

Sale Through
December Only

10-9
10-7
12-5

471-5620

33306 Grand River (E. of Farmington Road)
DOWNTOWN FARMINGTON
Prior Sales Excluded
Layaway
Available

More Shoes

Continued from Page 50

when I looked into the cage.
A giant repair shop, with
cages built with the help of
volunteers that are 50 times
larger than I would have ever
imagined, because the birds
need huge spaces to really fly
better, to get stronger, to im-
itate the distances they will
need when they go back to
their real home.
But BPRF isn't just another
repair shop for raptors. The
secret, if there is one, is that
Sigrid seems to not only know
everything there needs to be
done about taking care of
these birds, but she also is a
thinker, a creative, insightful
person willing to risk things,
to try out new approaches, to
make breakthroughs. To use
the hackneyed phrase she is
"on the cutting edge" of this
field.
I suppose she is a fanatic,
but she is a low-key fanatic.
She didn't scream once about
the injustices of human be-
ings towards their environ-
ment, nor about the cruelties
and stupidities of poisons and
shotguns. She knows her
stuff, and she is slowly win-
ning her battles.

Sigrid Ueblacker, Birds of
Prey Rehabiliation Founda-
tion, POB 261145, Lakewood,
CO 80226, 303460-0674

Affordable Clothing • Acceptably Different

Jerry Moss & Al Kaftan
of
J. STERLING GEMOLOGISTS

Wish all our friends and customers
the very happiest of Holidays with
Special Savings now through
December 24th!

Save On

• Rings
• Necklaces
• Watches
• Bracelets • Fashion Jewelry • Chains

HOLIDAY HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-7
And For Your Convenience Open
Saturday 10-3 and Sunday 11-2

tering, Gemologists, Inc.

Custom Designed Jewelry

-

Where integrity means as much to us as value means to you."

Within the Onyz Plaza Building
29777 Telegraph, Suite 1371

52

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1989

North of 12 Mile Rd.
3 54-GEMS

The Woman Who
Has More Shoes

15,000 pairs of them.
All of them apparently
destined for some landfill.
Leftovers, unsellables,
mismatches, a few of them
slightly. damaged.
Baby-sized shoes, middle-
sized shoes, adult-sized shoes,
sturdy boots, sandals, thongs,
slippers, party shoes,
sneakers, every kind im-
aginable. Almost every single
one of them wearable.
Three or four years ago,
when Ranya Kelly was 29,
she needed a box to mail
something to someone. She
didn't have one in the house,
so she looked in a dumpster in
a nearby shopping center. In
the dumpster were 500 pairs
of shoes.
She took them home,
started giving them to friends
and relatives, and realized
there were far too many for
her circle of contacts. So she
went to a shelter and gave
them away. Never having
seen real-life poverty before,
she was stunned, and deter-
mined to continue looking in
dumpsters. And she con-
tinued to find shoes in the

dumpsters, and continued
distributing them to places
that reach poor and homeless
people.
When she was caught, the
shoestore made sure to shred
the shoes before throwing
them away. When she called
the company, they threatened
to have her arrested.
She fought the Big Boys,
the entire chain of stores, and
they gave in, finally.
Now she picks up the shoes
regularly, sorts them, makes
out the appropriate forms
which will assure tax benefits
for the shoestore, and then
distributes to just about every
place you can imagine, to all
those people who might not
have decent shoes becuase
they couldn't afford them.
Her five-year-old son accom-
panies her whenever possible,
as he has done since she
began this redistribution of _
shoes.
She averages 500-1,000
pairs of shoes a month, from
only five shoestores. She would
go to more stores, but she
doesn't have enough
volunteers to help her sort
and distribute more shoes.
She is doing this as a
volunteer, of course, taking no
salary for the work.
Best of all, beyond the
philosophizing and the sym-
bolism is the very real reali-
ty of hundreds and hundreds
of people who might not have
had decent shoes now have
decent shoes. And it's all so
simple. Time-consuming, yes,
but simple.
Many people from around
the country have called
Ranya to try something in
their own cities with their
own shoe stores. She
welcomes the calls.
Call her: 303-431-0904.
Try it once, just one trunk-
load of shoes and you might
very well get hooked.
Ranya Kelly, 7736 Hoyt Circle,
Arvada, CO 80005,
303431-0904.

Russians Get
'Torah Phone'

New York (JTA) — A
"Torah Phone" in Russian
has been initiated by
Shorashim, a project of the
Agudath Israel of America,
to help educate Soviet Jews.
The phone program pro-
vides Soviet immigrants in
the New York area with a
free 24-hour phone number
on which they can hear, in
Russian, a commentary on
the weekly Torah portion.

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