This past Saturday, July 28, 2018, we partnered with several ministries including Carolina Crown, New Canaan Society, Samaritan Feet, Second Harvest of NWNC, and others to distribute 1,250 pairs of shoes and 2,000 books to students of WSFC Schools. This was an opportunity to offer the community more than a pair of shoes, it was a chance to offer a little hope, and serve our community through washing feet and providing a message of the gospel and encouragement to families.
Families came pouring into our three locations at Kimberly Park Elementary, Ibraham Elementary and Old Town Elementary.
We had over 100 wonderful volunteers who came from churches, the communities and even as far as Fort Hood.
We had roughly 400 pairs of shoes to give away at each site, along with food samples from The Food Bank, dance shoes, and books.
Many of the kids were thrilled to receive their new shoes, one little girl started dancing in her new shoes, while another little boy started taking off his old shoes before he even got to a foot washing station.
This was more than just a time to wash the kid's feet, it was a chance to encourage them, pray over them, and talk to them about school and the rest of life. This was a time for each volunteer to give a few minutes to show each child just how much they matter.
This was a beautiful opportunity for the people of Winston-Salem to be the hands of Jesus and love our neighbors.
For more information on Love Winston-Salem and how you can be involved next year, visit: loveoutloudws.com/lovewinstonsalem