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SNAP, Windermere Foundation put new shoes on kids' feet

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SPOKANE, Wash. - More than 80 children from the SNAP Homeless Program will start school this year with new shoes, socks and underwear thanks to the Windermere Foundation.

The children starting picking out their new items when the event kicked off at 8 a.m. Monday at Big 5 Sporting Goods, where the shoes were purchased. The store provides a big discount for the charity event.

"With the cost of school supplies, new school clothes and the undergarments, purchasing new shoes is usually last on the list," said SNAP Homeless Program contributor Bob Peeler. "A nice pair of shoes makes a child feel very special and good about themselves."

Since the program began, nearly 1,000 children from SNAP's caseload have started their school year with new shoes on their feet.

"New beginnings and fresh starts are so important," said Executive Director of SNAP Larry Stuckart. "Having new undergarments, socks and shoes will certainly help in giving these children a confidence boost."

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