Students Receive New Shoes

West Hancock Elementary students started the day learning about September 11th, but they ended it with new footwear.
The International Relief and Development, or IRD, plans to distribute thousands of new canvas shoes to children in the Mississippi Coast region. Today, West Hancock Elementary School was on that list. The free shoes came as a welcome surprise. Assistant Principal Dennis Peterson said, “Toms does this one for one and they chose our school to be the school to get the free shoes. So today, they’re giving every faculty member, every student, every cafeteria worker, every person associated with West Hancock Elementary a free pair of shoes. It’s amazing, some of these students don’t have the means to get free shoes or a great pair of shoes and we’re giving back to the community that’s given us so much.”
The group’s Youth Build participants plan to distribute even more shoes to people throughout south Mississippi and Alabama.

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