Monday, January 05, 2009

Shoe Giveaway at the Wade Center

The Wade Center in Blufield, West Virginia handed out hundreds of shoes to their students over the Holiday break. The Wade Center exists to nurture Bluefield’s children and youth, many who come from impoverished homes, through spiritual, physical, emotional and intellectual programs and mentoring relationships.

Vicki Mahood, the program and finance director of the Wade Center, displayed the shoes in the game room in a "store" type setting. Through out the week, students came down to the "shoe store" to try on shoes and take a pair home they liked.

"The Christmas shoes were a huge success," said Mahood. "The kids were so excited and soon the news was spreading to all the other kids on the hall that they were receiving new shoes. By the end of the week, the building was full of smiling faces all wearing their NEW SHOES!"

Mary Williams, who now lives and works in North Carolina, hosted a shoe drive for the kids of her home town of Bluefield, WV. Soles4Souls sent an additional two hundred new pairs of athletics to go along with the shoes Mary collected.

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