Walk with Pride now accepting applications

Shown top row are: Commissioner Richard Morrison, Commissioner Grady Prestage, Judge Robert E. Hebert. Commissioner W.A. Meyers, Commissioner James D. Patterson, Middle: Samuel Cole, Kayleigh Blonder, Solomon Cole, Earl White III, Bottom: Camryn Castro, Briana Spikes, Briana Gonzales, and Zachary Gonzales.

Registration is now open for children of families wanting to take part in the Walk with Pride Shoe Program. Each child who is eligible will be invited to a participating Payless Shoe store location to pick out a new pair of shoes on August 18th. Deadline for applications is August 2, 2013.

To determine eligibility, this information must be provided:

Identification on parent(s) – Must show proof of Fort Bend County residency:

• I.D. Card or Driver’s License AND Social Security Card

Proof of income

• Current pay stubs (last 4 if paid weekly, last 2 if paid bi-weekly or twice a mo., (ex. 1st & 15th); Current Award letter(s), i.e. TANF, Social Security, VA Pension, SSI, Retirement, current Child Support statement or printout, Workers Compensation; Unemployment benefit statement;. If unemployed, proof of registration with Texas Worksource and Four Quarter Earnings Statement or school enrollment.

For more than 20 years, Fort Bend County Social Services has hosted the “Walk with Pride Shoe Program” in collaboration with various contributors including charitable organizations, private businesses, and individuals in the community.

Each year before school begins, children of low income families can register to receive a free pair of shoes from select Payless Shoe stores. Each eligible child receives one-on-one attention from a volunteer throughout the shoe selection process, and leaves with a new pair of shoes they can be proud of on the first day of school. Last year 1,100 children received a new pair of shoes.

While the agency would like to help every child in need, the number of children it can help depends on the amount of funding received. Donations are being accepted at this time until August 7, 2013.

For more information contact Anna Gonzales, Director of Social Services at 281-238-3506.

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