“This is the first time Tecumseh’s done this but I am praying it will not be the last,” said Superintendent Paula Crew. “We have had an incredible turn out.”
The shoe drive included the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, school administrators and staff, community volunteers and the Shoes 4 the Shoeless team.
“I think this is great. Since the virus has hit and we’ve not been able to do it inside the buildings, they came up with the idea to try and do a drive-thru,‘' Sheriff Deb Burchett said. She added that the process has been well-received by the public.
Along with the new shoes, children also got two pairs of new socks as well.
Shoes 4 the Shoeless was started in 2010 to “meet the biggest unmet need for a kid in poverty, which is one pair of shoes that fits and a pair of socks,” said Horlacher. The organization typically helps 25 to 26,000 children a year in schools in 12 counties.