Atlanta-based nonprofit Caring For Others will give out 2,500 pairs of shoes to families in need at a drive-through shoe and food distribution event at their headquarters, the organization announced in a news release.
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Atlanta nonprofit to give 2,500 pairs of shoes, food to needy families 

Atlanta-based nonprofit Caring For Others will give out 2,500 pairs of shoes to families in need at a drive-thru shoe and food distribution event at their headquarters, the organization announced in a news release. 

The nonprofit will provide new, name-brand athletic shoes for children who need them and give away personal items at the event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 6 at 3537 Browns Mill Road. 

There will be a limit of four pairs of shoes per household. 

“While the number of cases appears to be slowing with social distancing, the financial devastation in our community is only now being truly revealed,” CEO Eslene Richmond-Shockley said in the news release. “Our office has been inundated with requests for food, clothes, shoes and other necessities since the pandemic swept through Georgia. And unfortunately, it appears that the worst is yet to come for those most economically vulnerable in our community.” 

Founded in 2001, Caring for Others is a human services organization that works to end poverty. 

Residents must register for the event online by June 4. 


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