With school now in session and cold weather approaching, children throughout Appalachia are in need of new shoes. To meet this need, through our Barefeet program, children are taken to a shoe store and are able to pick out EXACTLY what pair of shoes they want each year.

A few weeks ago, our partner, the Lee County Family Resource Center in Beattyville, Kentucky helped serve 197 children with shoes, thanks to our supporters. Imagine the look of joy when they were told they could take these shoes home! Here are some of their stories.