Non-profit donates new shoes to hundreds of children in need
As nonprofits struggle in the down economy, a local charity is still able to make Las Vegas a better place to live. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- As non-profits struggle in the down economy, a local charity is still able to make Las Vegas a better place to live.
In fact, Goodie Two Shoes has distributed more than 5,600 pairs of shoes to local children so far this school year.
That breaks their own record, and keeps them on track to serve 19,000 children by May.
10-year-old Mayela Lopez was in need of some new shoes. Hers were about two years old, tattered and torn.
"I don't really have a lot of shoes, they're all old," Mayela said.
That changed on Friday when she picked out a brand new pair from the Goodie Two Shoes mobile shoe store.
400 other students from Robert Lunt Elementary School went through the same experience, picking out shoes and getting socks to go with them.
Miracle Mile Shops sponsored the event, which was the foundation's third shoe giveaway of 2013.
"I've learned the girls are all looking for purple sparkly shoes today," said Angel Williams with Miracle Mile Shops.
"So many other nonprofits are struggling right now and we feel very fortunate that we've been in the position to help many more kids this year," said Nikki Berti, founder of Goodie Two Shoes.
The foundation has grown every single year with help from community sponsors.
Miracle Mile Shops is also helping out by donating all the change thrown into their fountains for the month to Goodie Two Shoes.