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Local charity pairs with Pusha-T to get 1,000 pairs of shoes for needy children

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Posted at 6:45 PM, Dec 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-16 18:45:10-05

Kids in need in Norfolk got an early Christmas gift over the weekend – a brand new pair of shoes!

It’s the result of former NewsChannel 3 People Taking Action award winner Lizette McKesson and her organization “A Thousand Shoes for A Thousand Smiles.”

They work with local social services to make sure the kids that need shoes can get them.

This Christmas, Lizette asked local rapper Pusha-T to take action and get results, and he did in a big way.

Pusha-T got Adidas to donate 1,000 pairs of brand new sneakers.

Lizetta and A Thousand Shoes for A Thousand Smiles have been up and running for nine years now.

It’s a huge effort involving several months plus a variety of businesses and donors, but she says that in the end, the smiles she gets from the kids make all that sacrifice worth it.

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