STATE HOUSE — State Representative Robert B. Lancia (R-District 16 Cranston),
along with his wife Maryann, will host the 2nd annual ‘Hope for the Holidays’, a
benefit to support the ‘Gotta Have Sole’ Foundation.
Gotta Have Soul Foundation Inc.’s mission is to provide children living in shelters
across the United States with brand-new footwear to call their own.
«This is truly a worthy cause and I hope everyone in Cranston and throughout our
great state shows up to donate to needy children in our area,» said Rep. Lancia.
«This is an important event for my wife and I every holiday season. It means a lot
to us as a couple to do everything we can to provide for others who may be less
fortunate than ourselves.»
Representative Lancia asks that anyone wishing to contribute, please purchase a pair
of brand new sneakers, in your own shoe size, and on Saturday, December 17th from
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, bring the sneakers to Panera Bread, located at 400 Chapel
View Boulevard in Cranston to donate to homeless children in Rhode Island.
In attendance, meet Representative Robert B. Lancia, Hope Man, Miss Black Talented
Teen Rhode Island, Miss Rhode Island and others.
For more information on the ‘Gotta Have Sole’ Foundation, please visit