Saturday, October 3rd, the Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasantpartnered with the East Cooper Breakfast Club to provide free shoes to deserving school students in the East Cooper area. Working together, the guidance counselors and principals at 12 schools provided the list of students and gave each a letter of invitation to the event. The Mount Pleasant Target Store provided the venue and children were given the opportunity to select and receive a new pair of shoes and socks.
The event took place during on a day with torrential rains and flooding, but we were still happy that we were able to provide free shoes and socks to 213 happy students. The event also offered an opportunity for the Wando High School Interact Club to participate as escort and shoe shopping assistants. Twenty-five volunteers from the two Rotary Club were joined by eight Interact students in a day that was rewarding, full of fellowship, as well as a lot of fun.