Students across Grand Cayman are set to receive new shoes, courtesy of Rotaract Blue’s “Put Your Best Foot Forward” initiative.
The program was started to address the need of many families facing financial difficulty who could not afford new school shoes for their children, the organization said.
“With many families having to make decisions between paying a utility bill and buying a new pair of shoes, children are often forced to attend school with inadequate shoes,” the organization said in a press release.
Rotaract representatives presented gift vouchers from the Winners Circle Sports store to the Department of Children and Family Services on Dec. 18 and distributed to students as gifts over the holiday period. The vouchers offer discounts on Vans and Air Force Ones shoes.
Rotaract started the campaign as a back-to-school program in August this year, but decided to resurrect the initiative at Christmas following a strong response from its sponsors.