Friday, December 16, 2011

Topeka South Rotary Provides Shoes For Students


It may not seem like much, but having a good pair of shoes is important when you go to school. Some students in Topeka Public Schools can thank the Topeka South Rotary Club for putting new shoes on their feet. Each month, club members provide a small number of students from Scott Magnet and Quincy Elementary School with shoes.

The students are chosen by the principal or counselor depending upon their need for a new pair of shoes. The school gets the parents approval. The kids are then taken to a local Payless ShoeSource where a club member assist a student in selecting new shoes that fit. They also help them pick out socks. “We are real honored to have had the rotary club come to us and provide this necessary piece for our kids,” said Quincy Principal Val Patterson.

The shoe program is funded by members of the Topeka South Rotary Club and is one of the club’s many service projects in the community.