CHANDLER, Arizona. – Each student at San Marcos Elementary School in Chandler receives a brand new pair of shoes and four pairs of socks. And all thanks to a local high school student.
“I have Nike. I can wear them for the running club.”
“I like my shoes.”
There were some very excited elementary students here at San Marcos Elementary School on November 19th. They received a brand new pair of designer sneakers from Hamilton High School Senior Sam Bregman.
Bregman started this tradition last year and donated a shoe worth to Galveston Elementary School. He knew he wanted to start over in 2021.
“Between this event and the last event, we donated 850 new pairs of perfectly fitting branded sports sneakers and over 4,000 pairs of Bombas socks,” he said.
Bregman raised over $ 28,000 between the two events with the help of the Shoes that adapt organization. He says these shiny new sneakers are more than just shoes for these students.
“Sneakers are so important because for many families who are in disadvantaged socio-economic conditions, it’s either a choice between sneakers or putting food on the table and the food ends up winning every time. sneakers help families. It helps children feel more confident, happy, and attendance increases as well. “
Bregman hopes to raise even more money in 2022.
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