This year, 1,200 students in Flint, Michigan will be fitted with shoes, socks, a hat, and gloves. Up from 68 pairs of shoes the first year, Quota International of Flint is again sponsoring the program through the national nonprofit Shoes That Fit with partners Genesys, Hurley, and McLaren hospitals.
“For some of them, it’s the first new pair of shoes they’ve had,” Connie Rau, retired Flint Community Schools social worker and Quotarian said. “We would see kids coming to school that wouldn’t have socks.” QI of Flint also helped to distribute hats and gloves to all 4,500 students in every Flint elementary school. Read more at mlive.