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Soles 4 Souls delivers shoes to Metro students

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This is the third year Soles 4 Souls has partnered with Metro Schools. (WSMV) This is the third year Soles 4 Souls has partnered with Metro Schools. (WSMV)
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The organization Soles 4 Souls has teamed up with Metro Schools for a third year to give away shoes for the summer.

They gave away 10,000 pairs of shoes on Tuesday to thousands of pre-kindergarten and second grade students.

“Any time you can get a child fitted with some new shoes for the summer, it’s really meaningful,” Mayor Megan Barry said. “We’ve got a 19 percent poverty rate and these kids need shoes. And the fact that Soles 4 Souls steps up and is going to give 10,000 shoes for Metro Schools students is really impactful.”

The organization decided to partner with Metro Schools three years ago after learning that children make up about 30 percent of those living below Nashville’s poverty line.

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