CHARLOTTE – About 200 children from low-income households received new shoes Wednesday afternoon.
The Samaritan's Feet Shoes of Hope program gave kids in the YMCA Readers Summer Literacy program their own new pairs of shoes.
Eighty volunteers from Samaritan's Feet worked to maintain a fun atmosphere while empowering the children.
“We want them to just have a lot of fun,” said Land Hite, volunteer. “ We want them to feel special, to feel loved, and to walk away with a new pair of shoes.”
There were several stations for children to have their feet washed, receive a pair of shoes, eat ice cream, play games, and meet Bobcats mascot, Rufus.
The event was a collaboration between the Harris and McCrorey YMCA community and christian emphasis groups.