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South Central College Takes Part in One Day Without Shoes

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MANKATO, Minn. -

South Central College Students raise awareness of the impact that a pair of shoes can make in children's lives.

At both the Mankato and Faribault campuses, students took part in "One Day Without Shoes," an event started by TOMS shoes to spread awareness of the millions of children around the world that don't have shoes to support and protect their feet.

As a tie–in, SCC also hosted a barefoot walk and is collecting donations of children and adult shoes.

SCC Bookstore Manager Erin Kuiper says, "Not everybody has money to give or time to give, but almost all of us have at least one pair of shoes in the closet that  we maybe they will never fit into, someone else could really use those."

In Faribault, the shoe donations will be given to "Ruth's House," and in Mankato they will go to "Connecting Kids" and "The Reach".

Al Roehm with the Lincoln Community Center says, "It helps quite a few families especially families that are very large when they have to supply shoes for 5 or 6 kids it's an extreme cost."

SCC will be collecting shoes through April 30th, in the past two years they have collected around 1,000 shoes.