Walk with Pride served 796 children

Pictured are: Jeannette Varnado, Social Services Eligibility Worker; Grady Prestage, Commissioner Precinct 2; Reagan Swinbank, Sprint Ft. Bend Landfill; Richard Morrison, Commissioner Precinct 1; Steve Williams, TXU Energy; County Judge Robert Hebert; Chrystal Harris,  Fluor Daniel; Andy Myers, Commissioner Precinct 3; Nell Ciancarelli, Champions Technology; James Patterson, Commissioner Precinct 4; and Wendy Abraham, Fort Bend County Social Services Coordinator. Not Pictured:  Kevin Patton, State Farm Insurance, Keyshala Pettit, Empowered Entrepreneurs, Anna Gonzales, Fort Bend County Social Services.

Fort Bend County Office of Social Services and 89 volunteers served 796 children during its 2012 Back-to-School Walk with Pride Shoe Program on August 19.

Through the program, children of low income families registered to receive a free pair of shoes from select Payless Shoe Stores. Each eligible child receive

d one-on-one attention from a volunteer throughout the shoe selection process, and left with a new pair of shoes they can be proud of on the first day of school.

Anna Gonzales, Director of Social services stated, “Over 1000 children were registered and qualified for the program, however 234 were unable to pick up their shoes. We are contacting the families of those children and giving them a second chance to select their shoes.”

Volunteers from Fluor Daniel, Fort Bend County, Sugar Land Exchange Club, Lone Star Exchange Club, Sugar Land Optimist Club, State Farm, Empowered Entrepreneurs, Fort Bend Paralegal Association, Lamar CISD Board Member Karen Mendoza, Best Choice Properties, BoardWalk Pipelines, and the Family of David and Nicole Cole helped with the event.

To donate for next year’s Walk with Pride Shoe Program contact Fort Bend County Office of Social Services Director Anna Gonzales, at 281-238-3506, 4520 Reading Road, Suite A, Rosenberg, TX.

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