Shoes 4 Kids

GREENSBORO, Ga. — The Rotary Club of Greene and Putnam Counties recently hosted their bi-annual “Shoes 4 Kids” event.  

A few weeks ago, 48 local Putnam and Greene County School students loaded school busses in the early morning hours and headed to the Shoe Carnival in Augusta. While on the busses, the students were treated with chicken biscuits compliments of Chick-fil-A Lake Oconee. Once they arrived at the store, they were greeted by members of the Rotary Club and other volunteers, Rotarian Bob Massey’s service dog, Dixie, and staff of the Shoe Carnival.  

As part of Rotary’s “Shoes 4 Kids” event, each student was able to select a new pair of shoes, book bag, socks, and book from Rotary’s “Books 4 Kids” program. Rotarians, other volunteers, and staff of the Shoe Carnival were on hand to help with these selections. In addition, shoes were purchased for several special-needs children who were unable to attend the event. The shoes were delivered to these students after the event.  

The Shoes 4 Kids program provides a unique opportunity for the children to experience shopping and selecting a new pair of shoes, backpack, socks, and a book. Shoe Carnival once again opened the store exclusively for the event and offered additional discounts and snacks. Their staff was attentive and reliable and are always happy to be a part of this program. 

The Rotary Club wishes to thank the Rev. Avis Williams, Putnam County Charter School System representative, for helping to organize the students. Also, the Rotary Club offers a special thanks to Shoe Carnival Store Manager Jeanette Oldham and her excellent staff for opening the store early and providing shopping assistance and snacks to the children and Josh Waddy of Chick-fil-A Lake Oconee  for providing chicken biscuits. The Rotary Club thanks them all for their help in making this event so successful!

If you are interested to know more about how you can get involved with the many local projects of the Rotary of Greene and Putnam Counties, please visit us at www.GreenePutnamRotary.org or on Facebook.

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