6th Annual “Shoes that Fit” gives away more than 300 pairs of shoes!

December 18, 2014
  • 6th Annual “Shoes that Fit” gives away more than 300 pairs of shoes!
  • 6th Annual “Shoes that Fit” gives away more than 300 pairs of shoes!
  • 6th Annual “Shoes that Fit” gives away more than 300 pairs of shoes!
  • 6th Annual “Shoes that Fit” gives away more than 300 pairs of shoes!
  • 6th Annual “Shoes that Fit” gives away more than 300 pairs of shoes!
  • 6th Annual “Shoes that Fit” gives away more than 300 pairs of shoes!
  • 6th Annual “Shoes that Fit” gives away more than 300 pairs of shoes!
  • 6th Annual “Shoes that Fit” gives away more than 300 pairs of shoes!
  • 6th Annual “Shoes that Fit” gives away more than 300 pairs of shoes!
  • 6th Annual “Shoes that Fit” gives away more than 300 pairs of shoes!
  • 6th Annual “Shoes that Fit” gives away more than 300 pairs of shoes!
  • 6th Annual “Shoes that Fit” gives away more than 300 pairs of shoes!
  • 6th Annual “Shoes that Fit” gives away more than 300 pairs of shoes!

More than 300 pairs of shoes given to Saginaw-area children as part of Shoes That Fit Program. Students packed into the gymnasium at Claytor Head Start on Wednesday, Dec. 17, where they were given a free pair of shoes for the holidays.

The giveaway was part of the Shoes That Fit program, in its sixth year under the Breakfast of Champions Men’s Club in Buena Vista Township. The Men’s Club partners with Nexteer Automotive to collect and distribute shoes to the students.

Co-chairman of the Breakfast of Champions Men’s Club Dwayne Parker said it meant the world to him to be able to donate the shoes to the students.

“It’s a tearjerker,” he said. “These are students that are in need. These are families; single parent moms some of them; some of these students probably hadn’t received a new pair of shoes all year.

“It does our heart good to be able to provide an elementary school student with a free pair of shoes. And prior to Christmas.”

Nexteer Community Affairs and Government Relations Manager Julie Maleski estimated between $5,000 and $6,000 was raised and spent for the children’s shoes.

Maleski said employees were given some information about a student, such as their size and sex, and bought a pair of shoes based on what they wanted.

“This is our way to give back to the community and this is our way to make sure that our students know the belief we put into education and just want to support them,” she said.

Nexteer and Breakfast of Champions Men’s Club also will present shoes to students on Thursday at Brunkow Head Start.
The Buena Vista Shoes That Fit program has given more than 2,000 pairs of shoes to Buena Vista elementary students, including more than 300 this year.

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