Non-profit gives Memphis students new shoes

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The students of LaRose Elementary filed into the cafeteria with their shoes off for a big surprise Wednesday morning. Every student got sized for their very own free pair of Timberland boots.

It's all thanks to the Nashville non-profit Soles4Souls. The company goes around the country giving shoes to people in need.

According to president and CEO Buddy Teaster, about $20,000 worth of shoes were given out to students Wednesday.

Fifth-grader Jermaine Wiggins said walking in to get fitted and given a free pair of Timberlands is a good way to start the day.

"I think it's awesome, literally," he said.

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