Shoe Shopping for SchoolIt’s back to school time, and some Indianapolis children will be going with their feet comfortably settled in a new pair of shoes. The Salvation Army, together with Shoe Carnival, was excited to present about 120 kids in need with a new pair of shoes, some new socks, a brand new bookbag filled with school supplies, and some encouragement to get back in school prepared for the year ahead.

We couldn’t do it without Laura Lewis, a donor with a big heart for kids who need shoes. For the third time, Mrs. Lewis opened that generous heart to children who benefit from The Salvation Army’s area summer day camps. Together with the Shoe Carnival on the west side, our volunteers made sure that each child received some individual attention while they shopped.

The Shoe Carnival, which recently moved into their new store near the Wal-mart on Lafayette Road and I-65, opened their doors a little earlier Tuesday morning to welcome daycampers from three Salvation Army locations around the city. We are very thankful for their willingness to partner with us on this unique program, especially during such a busy “Back to School” time. To see more photos from the day, click the photo above.

If you’d like to volunteer for a Salvation Army program that helps area children in need, email Elizabeth and get involved. Or, if you, like Mrs. Lewis, want to put your generosity in our hands to serve those who need it most, you can make an online donation right now.