NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Students at Park Avenue Elementary School took home more than just their books and homework on Tuesday.
For the 23rd straight year local retailer Genesco provided more than 700 students with a new pair of shoes, socks, hat and T-shirt for the holidays as part of their Cold Feet Warm Shoes program. Around 150 Genesco volunteers visited the school and helped fit the children for their new shoes.
The company set up a mock shoe store for kids to pick out their favorite pair of Converse, DC, Vans or Pumas. In addition to the shoes and socks, the children also received a warm winter hat.
"Here we are with a bunch of kids who need a little extra joy. We can provide that. And they also know that the community cares about them and so there's a message to that, you know and our hope for these kids is that they eventually end up in a position, where they might be able to do the same sort of thing, for their community when they end up in a position to do so," said Bob Dennis, the CEO of Genesco.