Oak Ridge, Earl Warren students receive Shoes That Fit

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Students at Oak Ridge and Earl Warren elementary schools received new shoes recently courtesy DaVita Dialysis and the nonprofit Shoes That Fit.

The feet of 1,100 children — every student at both campuses — were measured for properly fitting shoes for this effort. Then employees of DaVita purchased new shoes for each of the students.

First grade teacher Lisanne Floyd at Oak Ridge said that when one of her students opened his new shoes, he whispered in her ear, “Mrs. Floyd, this is the first brand new shoes I have ever got.”

“His smile, like so many others at Oak Ridge, beamed because of their new shoes,” said Principal Daniel Rolleri. “Oak Ridge Elementary is extremely grateful to DaVita employees for their generosity.”

Shoes that Fit program serves students all across the nation, by partnering with local businesses that sponsor a school and donate new shoes to students in need at that school.