Thursday, December 24, 2009

Soles4Souls Distributes Shoes to Kids in 7th Ward New Orleans

Below is a letter from our partners in New Orleans who recently distributed shoes to students at inner-city Tureaud Elementary school in the 7th Ward. There, 88% of the student body are on the free lunch program. For more information about Soles4Souls shoe charity please visit us online,, and facebook.

Dear Friends at Soles4Souls,
We are tremendously thankful for the shoes you allowed us to take to New Orleans.
Thank you for the relationship we have established and that you trust us in distributing your name and shoes. We value that highly.

The shoes that we received from you were distributed on Monday, March 31, 2009 at A.P. Tureaud Elementary (Grades Pre-K to 6) in New Orleans, LA. This school is an inner-city school in the 7th Ward of New Orleans. 88% of the student body eat free lunch.
The principal and staff of the school stated that "This was big deal for the students."
While sizing the students we found that many of them did not have socks and some of them who did had huge holes in them.
As one student exited we overheard them say that this helped them to get "church" shoes. Another stated that they would have shoes to wear for graduation.
While walking on the sidewalk another little girl called out to her mother, who was also walking outside the fence..."Mom, I got new shoes!"
As you can see, the impact of this shoe distribution was astronomical.

We have built a relationship with this school over the past few years and we thank you for supplying shoes to help boost the children's morale. It was simply amazing.

Jennifer Hart
Kelly McDuffie

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