Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids

By Veronica Dietrich |

Published 05/23 2014 10:44AM

Updated 05/23 2014 05:33PM

Payless is launching an international children's shoe-giving program called Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids, and it's coming to Amarillo.

Friday, May 23 at 1 p.m. a group of children from the Boys & Girls Club of Amarillo will be shopping for and selecting their own pair of free new shoes.

For many kids accustomed to used and hand-me-down shoes, this will be their first pair of new shoes.

In 2008, Payless launched Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids in the US, giving away $1 million worth of free shoes.

In 2009, Payless extended the program to reach families in need in Canada, Puerto Rico and 11 Latin American countries.

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