Monday, March 23, 2009

Shoes for Needy Collected by 10-year-old

A 10-year-old is encouraging others in Jackson, Mississippi to give.

Gabrielle Ambeau held a shoe drive Saturday at New Jerusalem gym on Old Canton Road for Soles4Souls.

Many people stopped by to donate their gently-used shoes for those in need.

Ambeau said she got the idea for the drive after searching the internet with her mom. She was just looking for a way she could get involved in the community and give back to those in need.

"I want to help get people to be able to feel confident about themselves and to have some shoes to wear instead of walking around barefoot all the time and to get back on their feet," Ambeau said.

Ambeau hopes to donate the shoes to people in New Orleans or Africa.

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