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Samaritan’s Feet Million Shoes campaign: Dayton, Ludlow schoolkids get 1,095 pairs of shoes, socks

Samaritan’s Feet International distributed new athletic shoes and socks to 1,095 children at two schools in NKY this week.
Children received a pair of new shoes and socks and had their feet washed by volunteers.

The two events were in Ludlow and Dayton.

Serving 475 pre-registered students at Mary A. Goetz Elementary School (512 Oak Street, Ludlow), the event was made possible by Walmart and Walmart employees from Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee volunteered.

Serving 620 pre-registered students at Lincoln Elementary School (701 Fifth Ave., Dayton), the event was made possible by several partners. Dayton High School seniors and other community volunteers served at this event.

This shoe distribution is one of many that Samaritan’s Feet will host this year around the world as they strive to serve one million people in 2019 as part of their Million Shoes campaign.

So far in 2019, Samaritan’s Feet has distributed 375,176 pairs of shoes across the United States and around the world.

Samaritan’s Feet is a 501(c)(3) humanitarian aid organization that serves and inspires hope in children by providing shoes as the foundation to a spiritual and healthy life resulting in the advancement of education and economic opportunities. Over 1.5 billion people are infected with diseases that are transmitted through contaminated soil (World Health Organization, 2017).

The goal of Samaritan’s Feet is to create a world with zero shoeless children. Since its founding by Manny and Tracie Ohonme in 2003, Samaritan’s Feet and its partners have served more than 7 million people in 108 nations and over 395 U.S. cities. For more information about Samaritan’s Feet International, visit this website.

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