Dillard’s giving more than 1,000 pairs of brand-new shoes to Dunbar High School

Reporter: Marcello Cuadra Writer: Paul Dolan

A big donation will give students at one high school an extra pep in their step since more than 1,000 pairs of brand-new shoes are going to Dunbar High School.

Dillard’s was left with the shoes after the storm, and they want to give them back to the community.

Lisa Sangster is the store manager at Dillard’s inside the Edison Mall.

“We’ll be giving over 1,000 pairs of shoes,” Sangster said.

Boxes of shoes at Dillard’s. CREDIT: WINK News

She told WINK News after the hurricane, the company sent more than 1,800 pairs of shoes for their associates.

But they have 1,000 left, which gave Sangster an idea, so she made an executive decision.

“Now it’s just time to give it to the community,” Sangster said.

But where are the shoes going?

“I know they’re gonna go to Dunbar High School,” Sangster said.

With the assistance of the theta nu omega chapter of the alpha kappa sorority.

Shoes at Dillard’s at Edison Mall. CREDIT: WINK News

Rose Goven is a sorority golden organization member, and she told WINK News it’s an amazing opportunity.

“This is just another form of the community coming together and helping each other,” Goven said. “And that’s what we’re supposed to do. That’s what we do provide service to all mankind.”

Keoshia Brown is a teacher at Dunbar high and a member of the sorority too.

“As a teacher, we give so much of ourselves on a daily basis, but not just when it comes to academics. When in order to really get that students who want to learn, we have to take care of those basic needs as well. So being able to do that is awesome,” Brown said.

Shoes at Dillard’s. CREDIT: WINK News

Dillard’s and Dunbar High School are still working out how and when the shoes will be delivered.

Once the shoes are delivered, the school will devise a plan to hand them out.

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