RICHMOND, Va (WTVR)
Thousands of area children will get new shoes this Labor Day thanks to “The New Shoes For Back To School Give-A-Way”, and just in time before school opens. The Shoe Ministry also has a new location. After five years at Third Street Bethel A.M.E. Church, The New Shoes For Back To School Ministry will now distribute school shoes from Second Baptist Church, 3300 Broad Rock Boulevard.
The Shoe Give-A-Way will start at 8am and in order for no child/family to be left behind, organizers have arranged to shuttle families from the former location in downtown Richmond to the new location on the south side. Shuttles will leave Third Street Bethel A.M.E. Church Monday, September 3, Labor Day starting at 5:30am and every thirty minutes there after.
Because the need is so great this year organizers are asking the public for donations of school shoes, all sizes, colors and styles for the Monday event. For more information and where to drop off new school shoes call 804-643-8157, 804-221-7394 or 804-355-1044.