SAN ANTONIO – A good pair of shoes is a need we often take for granted, and for so many children in San Antonio that need is real.
This November, KSAT Community is joining in the effort to make sure kids have proper footwear by teaming up with local nonprofit Zapatos, Inc. and the San Antonio Police Department for the annual KSAT Community “Share the Shoes” drive to collect new shoes of all sizes for toddlers and teenagers.
“All of us, as members of this community, have a shared responsibility to address the needs we see arise in our neighborhoods," said Doug Greene, SAPD Officer for the Media Services Department. "Through SAPD’s day to day duties and response to calls for service, the needs of children are what impacts us most. One need we witness for children is the lack of shoes. Be apart of the solution and help us express to our youth that the SA community cares about them.”
If you would like to make a donation, you can drop off new shoes at any SAPD substation through Dec. 4 or you can make a monetary donation online here to Zapatos, Inc.
“Now more than ever youths need shoes because so many families lost jobs and in some cases lost their homes and are really struggling just to put food on their tables,” said Maria Martinez, a representative with Zapatos, Inc. “These parents cannot provide the simple necessities that these kids need, shoes being one of them, they need a little help and that’s what we strive to do. It is very difficult to say no to a youth, they need shoes.”
KSAT Community operates in partnership with University Health, Energy Transfer and Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union.