Hundreds of Kids Get New Shoes | Charity
As many as 500 kids in need are running around in new shoes thanks to a local charitable organization and a longtime southern Nevada business.
The Goodie Two Shoes Foundation, with the help of UnitedHealthcare, provided shoes and other free items to the students of Twin Lakes Elementary School. Many of the kids there come from low-income families. For many of the students at Friday’s event, the last time they got a new pair of shoes was a year ago at this same event. Volunteers helped the kids get the right fit, but the kids got to choose the style they wanted.
"It is fun to see the kids’ faces. How happy they are. How surprised they are that they can make a choice of a pair of shoes with nobody saying really anything but if you like them they are yours," Dave Allazetta with United Healthcare said.
With the help of organizations like United Healthcare, Goodie Two Shoes Foundation tries to put new shoes on 10,000 kids in southern Nevada every year.