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1,900 Pairs of Shoes to Be Distributed in Newport, Bellevue, Dayton

1,900 pairs of shoes will be distributed to students in Newport, Bellevue, and Dayton over the next seven days.

Samaritan's Feet International will hand out shoes, socks, and a foot wash as part of its Back-to-School initiative.

The shoes are donated, funded by a grant from Walmart.

Shoes will be distributed at the following times and places:

Wednesday, August 22, 9 a.m. to noon at Newport Primary School (1102 York Street, Newport). 400 students will be served.

Thursday, August 23, from 9 a.m. to noon at Ben Flora Gymnasium (1 Tiger Lane, Bellevue). 325 students will be served.

Friday, August 24, from 9 a.m. to noon at Lincoln Elementary *701 Fifth Avenue, Dayton). 650 students will be served.

Monday, August 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at Newport Intermediate School (95 West Ninth Street, Newport). 525 students will be served.

“These events are an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate students as they prepare to go back to school," said Manny Ohonme, CEO and co-founder of Samaritan's Feet International. "As volunteers serve them one-on-one they’ll encourage them to do their best in school and pursue their dreams. Thank you to those willing to give back and inspire hope in children—they are the difference makers in their community.”

The organization will distribute 40,000 pairs of socks and shoes to children in 71 U.S. cities as they return to school.

-Staff report