Tyler community nominates Jones Elementary to receive free shoes

65 pairs of shoes were hand delivered to the school this morning
Several schools were nominated to receive the shoes, but Jones Elementary ended up being number one.
Published: Sep. 27, 2022 at 5:43 PM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - The children of Jones Elementary were nominated by the community-at-large to receive free pairs of shoes from a collective vote that customers took while checking out at Tradehome Shoes using a QR code.

This was done through a program called ‘Give at home, Trade at home’ created by Tradehome Shoes.

“This kind of hit home just a little bit. I grew up with a sister with cerebral palsy. I always grew up donating time and, you know, helping kids that were in need. So yeah, it definitely hit home, it felt pretty good,” said Mitchell Trundle, the store’s general manager.

Several schools were nominated to receive the shoes. However, Jones Elementary ended up being number one.

The shoes were delivered in boxes this morning at Jones Elementary.

The teachers will conduct an incentive drawing and reward the children with the shoes based on positive behavior and academic excellence.