FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – The Changing Footprints organization donated over 800 pairs of shoes to the boys and girls who attend Prince Chapman Academy on Wednesday morning.
Changing Footprints realizes the great need for shoes around the world as protection from diseases and a gateway to education.
Because of that need, they collect new and gently used shoes for distribution to homeless, disaster-stricken, or underprivileged people locally, nationally, and internationally regardless of race, religion, gender, or ethnicity.
Changing Footprints donated about 884 pairs of shoes to the school which holds 840 students from grades third to sixth.
Pat Mccann, principal of Prince Chapman, said he is very grateful that the community thought of their school to donate shoes.
“This could not have come at a better time, we have a lot of cold weather coming and a lot of students are in need…this has just been a big blessing.” -Pat Mccann, principal of Prince Chapman
The school will be sorting through the shoes all throughout the week so that families of the students can come in on a day and pick the right shoes for their kids.
If you would like to donate to Changing Footprints head to their website for volunteer opportunities and more.