Church ministry giving away shoes for back to school

Church ministry giving away shoes for back to school

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Ministry of the Richmond Partnership of Churches is once again giving away new shoes for kids heading back to school.

Shoes are being given away at two locations on Monday until 2 p.m. for kids in grades K-12.

Students and parents can pick up one pair of shoes at either Third Street Bethel A.M.E. Church and George Wythe High School.

The drive has been going on for 12 years.

There are 15 churches and one synagogue behind the new shoe event.

"It's amazing to see the number of people lined up today and who were here last night. I think this shows exactly what the church should be doing through service," Pastor Pernell Johnson said.

Any excess shoes will be donated to nearby schools.

Once again, the drive goes until 2 p.m. on Monday.

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