Neighborhood Services News
Rapidian: Jay Starkey: Servicing the community one pair of shoes, one donation at a time
Jay Starkey reaches out to the community one donation and one pair of shoes at a time.
Starkey is executive director of In the Image, a non-profit organization on Grand Rapids southwest side. In the Image is a faith-based non-profit that turns revenue from clothing recycling into brand new pairs of shoes for students and children in Grand Rapids in need. According to its mission, In the Image "links gently used clothing, housewares, furniture and appliances with families in need," and does so while maintaining dignity, choice and a community spirit.
“There is [nothing] like In the Image,” Starkey said. He says that competitive advantage free shoes, clothes, appliances, and delivery set them apart.