Craven County students in need receive new, free shoes

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) – One group in New Bern is taking steps to make sure children in need get fresh kicks.

New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club teamed up with Coastal Sole.

They are lacing up select students in need from elementary and middle schools in the county, giving away 275 pairs of shoes by Thursday.

“Great to see the smiles on their face,” Coastal Sole owner Todd Wisnant said. “You don’t realize what a pair of shoes can do for the confidence of the kid, but just seeing the smile on their face. the big thing is getting into holiday season, it puts you i the holiday spirit, it definitely puts you in that mind frame.”

New Bern Breakfast Rotary club fundraises all year long for the drive.

They have given over 5,000 pairs of shoes since it started almost twenty years ago.

WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s