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JSCC Promotes Awareness on Day without Shoes

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

Some Jackson State Students were walking to and from their classes barefoot today.

It is part of the Service Learning Center's effort to raise awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a child's life.

The organization asked students, faculty, and community members also donated gently worn shoes to be given to adult or children in need.

Organizers said millions of children are exposed to disease and injury and disease every day because they can not afford proper footwear.

"In Haiti and in the community, they're subject to diseases as far as walking in the soil and there is a community in the Philippines where they live in a landfill and they are walking on Hypodermic needles," said organizer Raven Lanciloti.

Organizers said they hope to donate the shoes collected to people in Haiti. They will be collecting more shoes on the campus, Wednesday.