The first day of school, for Abilene Independent School District, is Wednesday, August 17th. That means we're less than 2 months away from the start of a new school year.

That also means there will be students who begin the school year without new clothes, shoes, food, and even school supplies. That's because there are approximately 1,200 students in our area that are considered homeless. That's according to my most recent conversation with AISD Homeless Liaison Darren Cox.

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That's a staggering number of our local students who desperately need our help and one way you can help is by providing them with new shoes to start the school year.

There are approximately 1,200 students in our area who are considered homeless.

I know the economy is rough right now, so please use that as inspiration to help these kids who experience the rough side of our society on a daily basis.

Please donate to the Back to School Shoe Drive Now.

Through August 15th, the community is asked to help out with donations of NEW tennis shoes for our less fortunate students to start the year "on the right foot".

What sizes of shoes do we need to donate?

The requested sizes are the following:

  • Boys: 5, 10
  • Girls: 1, 10, 11, 12
  • Men: 6, 7, 8
  • Women: 10, 11, 12

Where are the donation locations in Abilene?

  • Pioneer Drive Baptist Church
    • 701 S Pioneer Dr. Abilene, TX 79605
  • First Baptist Church
    • 1333 N. 3rd St. Abilene, TX 79601
  • Aldersgate United Methodist Church
    • 1741 Sayles Blvd. Abilene, TX 79605
  • DFPS Office
    • 3610 Vine St. Abilene, TX 79602

For more information about this shoe drive, please contact Shanna Shaeffer at 325-267-1153.

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