State Non-Profit Donated Shoes to Local Preschoolers

A state non-profit "Shoes from the Heart" gave free shoes to area head start kids on Tuesday.

Posted: Mar 28, 2018 11:10 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) St. Joseph preschoolers were handed a new pair of tennis shoes Tuesday.

A state non-profit "Shoes from the Heart" gave free shoes to area head start kids.

The Community Action Partnership and Home-State Health helped sponsor the event.

Organizers say not every family can afford to outfit their kids with a brand-new pair of shoes, but it's really a gift for everyone involved.

"Whenever they get their new pairs of shoes, seeing them smile and seeing them running around and jump and saying this is the fastest they've ever ran before or jumping higher they've ever can, that's what it's all about," Shoes from the Heart founder Donnie Bonuchi said. "Seeing that it's all about them."

Last year the organization distributed over 30,000 pairs of shoes.

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