More than 25 local Truist teammates recently delivered and fit 230 elementary school students with new shoes, socks and tote bags. Truist teammates also will be providing financial literacy workshops tailored for kids in grades K-5.
The volunteers and children gathered at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chattanooga Highland Park Club House. Joining in the event were Samaritan's Feet, a 20-year-old nonprofit that "serves and inspires hope in people by providing shoes as the foundation to a spiritual and healthy life resulting in the advancement of education and economic opportunities," a news release stated.
Each child received an individual fitting, spent time with the volunteer and received encouragement that includes inspirational sayings and quotes. Participating children live in the Glass Street, Orchard Knob, Highland Park, East Lake and Alton Park neighborhoods of Chattanooga.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chattanooga serves about 4,000 Chattanooga youths ages 6 to 18. The club's locations in Chattanooga offer programming including sports and recreation, academic enrichment, arts, health and wellness, career development, and character and leadership.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chattanooga