Some kind-hearted souls helped more than 550 students at Arlington’s Morton Elementary walk away from school with a brand new pair of shoes and socks.
The gift came from the social service group, Samaritan’s Feet.
Samaritan’s Feet is a global nonprofit organization founded in 2003 that aims to share hope with children in need by giving them a new pair of shoes. They also want to helping children believe their dreams can come true, according to a press release from the Arlington school district.
While the gifts brought smiles to the youngsters, they didn’t come as a complete surprise. Students had to fill out permission slips and get sizes, so they could get the right shoes. Volunteers from several area businesses helped distribute the shoes.