Homeless prevention group gives away 40,000 pairs of shoes



ATLANTA - Thousands of struggling families in the metro area received a new pair of shoes thanks to a homeless prevention organization's latest community service initiative, No Bare Soles Shoe Distribution.

Volunteers with Caring for Others, founded by Eslene R. Shockley, gave away 40,000 pairs of shoes at its Saturday event, where attendees also celebrated the grand opening of the group's new community center in southeast Atlanta.

The facility is designed to provide resources to improve the lives of children and adults in underserved neighborhoods in south Atlanta.

Several recognizable faces took part in the event, including former U.N. Ambassador and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young. Five-time heavyweight champion and local resident Evander Holyfield also made a special appearance. Cox Media Group employees from WSB-TV and WSB Radio also volunteered at the event.