If the shoe fits: Payless provides free shoes for kids

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 29 2013 6:20 p.m. MST

Sarah Hansen from Boys & Girls Clubs helps Alan Barreto pick out shoes at a Payless store in Salt Lake City. Children served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake got a chance Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, to pick out new shoes from Payless as they kick off the Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids program.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Payless ShoeSource is launching an international children’s shoe-giving program, Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids, and has announced its selected charity partners including Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake. The program — implemented in all 50 states, Canada, Puerto Rico and 11 Latin American countries — will give $1.5 million of free shoes to children of families in need this holiday season.

A group of children served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake participated in a shoe-shopping trip at the Payless ShoeSource store here in Salt Lake City.

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