ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – Thousands of students in the Atlanta metro area will soon have new shoes for school and it’s all free, thanks to the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church’s shoe giveaway.
On Friday evening, volunteers prepared more than 5,000 shoes for students to choose from at their event on Saturday.
The shoe distribution event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 13 at the church’s Family Life Center, 6400 Woodrow Rd.
“Families have so much to do as they prepare their young people to return to school. Soaring gasoline prices, food prices and living expenses have increased the financial burden faced by countless families. The added expense of buying new shoes as students prepare to return to in-person school has become an added stress for many parents. the Rev. Jamal Harrison Bryant, senior pastor, said in a statement about the event.
Throughout June and July, members of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church collect thousands of new shoes to give away to students ahead of the school year in the Atlanta metro area.
According to a press release, the initiative was first launched in 2019. It is the first in-person shoe distribution event since the pandemic began.
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