Jackson Elementary Students Receive New Shoes

Hundreds of students from Jackson Elementary have a new pair of shoes today. A group of local businesses and non-profits donated more than 400 pairs of shoes.

Posted: Dec 14, 2017 4:46 PM
Updated: Dec 14, 2017 4:56 PM

MEDFORD, Ore.- Hundreds of students from Jackson Elementary have a new pair of shoes today. A group of local businesses and non-profits donated more than 400 pairs of shoes. Each student got the chance to pick out the pair they wanted. They also got to enjoy candy canes, hot chocolate and to meet Santa. The school’s principal says it’s an important day for her and her students.

Kelly Suter says “its really really special not only is it a basic need we need to have comfortable, warm shoes but also that opportunity for this gift is really special. Are kids are thrilled.”

She says one day faculty members noticed students’ shoes were literally falling apart. The parent outreach coordinator went out to buy a bunch of new ones. That’s when she ran into Melissa Mayne at the shoe store.

Melissa Mayne says “and she had bought a good amount of shoes. Enough for me to say hey what’s going on… why are you having to buy so many shoes and she told me that all the teachers were paying out of pocket for shoes because a lot of kids were coming without shoes or shoes that needed duct tape”

Principal Suter says getting hundreds of new shoes was a group effort.

The local businesses and non-profits that made this possible are Compassion Highway, Re/Max Platinum, CPM Real Estate Services, Superior Carpet Services, Butler Automotive Group, Hayden Homes, S+B James Construction, Starbucks, Pacific Automotive and Fred Meyer.

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