Operation Warm, CHA partner for shoe giveaway (Chicago Housing Authority)

Date Published: 
July 14th, 2021

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Nine-year-old Keshaun Williams laced up his new red-and-black kicks while sitting on the Fosco Park playground slide Friday before letting the red bunny ears criss-cross the tree before jumping into the hole and out the other end.

“I’m excited because red is my favorite color,” Keshaun said. “I got the black shoes first because they looked cool, and now I think I have too much. But I haven’t gotten any new shoes this summer, so I’m excited. The red and black match the Bulls — that’s cool.”

The Chicago Housing Authority and Operation Warm, a national nonprofit organization known for distributing coats to youth in need, partnered Friday for the first time to give away free athletic shoes. The Summer Kicks event was funded by Molina Healthcare Illinois.

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