Bridging the Opportunity Divide

One 12-Year-Old’s Feet-First Mission to Help the Homeless

December 19, 2013
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One 12-Year-Old’s Feet-First Mission to Help the Homeless
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This seventh-grader has got a lot of sole.

Henry Allen, 12, understands that there’s nothing worse than having cold feet in the winter. So for a school project, he started collecting shoes and socks for a local homeless shelter.  One charity dodgeball tournament and 415 donated pairs of shoes later, Allen made a big difference to the neediest members of his community.

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