Volunteers from the School of Education made the walk to school a little easier last Saturday, Aug. 22.
SOE senior Jacarrie Carr and a team from Pi Lamda Theta gathered more than 1,000 pairs of shoes and had them refurbished. The shoes were given away to those who needed them with the help of volunteer students, staff and faculty members from the School of Education and Carr’s friends and family.
The event, held from 12-4 pm at businesses run by Carr’s parents, also featured food and music for those waiting patiently – in a line that sometimes stretched down the block. All the shoes collected were given away. Later in the afternoon, barbers from Da Plus Hair Studio came by and offered haircuts for half price.
This was the second shoe giveaway Carr has organized, after being inspired by the needs of children and adults he met who were wearing shoes with holes in them.
Here are a few photos from the event:
For more about the story, please see our previous news story highlighting the efforts of Jacarrie Carr.
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