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

Posted at 6:45 PM, Dec 16, 2013

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.


Woman takes action to deliver 1,000 pairs of shoes to kids in need

People Taking Action: 1,000 Shoes for 1,000 Smiles