In the past few years Samaritan's Feet has helped thousand of children in our area.
Laura Easley, with Samaritan's Feet, said, "Parents bring the kids, we wash their feet, pray with them and give them a new pair of shoes and socks and a sling pack."
Easley is with the First United Methodist Church in Bentonville where the nonprofit's largest event in our area has happened for the past few years.
"We have a mission outreach and we want to be able to serve families here locally," said Easley.
Families lie Jessie and Frank Catron count on the ever each year.
Jesse Catron said,"I'm actually pretty excited for this year to help kids with anything they need like shoes or school supplies.
For this family and many others who take part it's an opportunity to get a helping hand just before a new school year.
Frank Catron, who also takes part in the event said, " So that your parents don't have to buy you shoes."
Easley said, "What we find is a lot of the kids have hand me down shoes or some that are too small.
But more than providing a pair of shoes and supplies, it's also about sending children a message.
Easley said, "We talk with them and give them hope. we listen to them and provide support."
That's is something Jesse hopes to one day as a volunteer at future shoe events.
Catron said, "Kind of wanted to help other kids as well as passim on to them."
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