After professional determination of their shoe size, first and second grade children from Volunteers of America, the Boys & Girls Club, and deployed Air Force families, were escorted through Skechers by a Kiwanis of Rolling Hills Estates volunteer to select a pair of school shoes.

The students returned to the patio and enjoyed snacks, dancing and an inspirational presentation to emphasize that the shoes and school supplies were given as a “hand up” to support their success and were not given as a “handout.” They were encouraged to do a task for their families in return for receiving the shoes.

Each child took home their shoes and a backpack containing school and dental supplies along with everyone’s best wishes for their success in the coming year.