Sole Reason gave Kansas kids new ‘kicks’


TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Non-profit company Sole Reason visited and delivered brand new sneakers to kids in Kansas on Friday, January 14.

They delivered to Montara Village, the Teen Center on the 10th, and the Boys and Girls club on Adams St.

They normally do this throughout the year for other schools as well, but Sole Reason’s “sole purpose” is to help give children a big confidence boost.

By reason alone, 67% of the families served are at or below the poverty line.

13 NEWS spoke to Sole Reason Founder and CEO Jerry Hudgins to ask what major impact he’s had on kids.

“A lot of these kids in some cases, maybe that’s the only novelty they get during the year,” Hudgins said. “So just to get something new, a new pair of sneakers means the world to them, because it gives them self-esteem, it gives them self-esteem, it gives them validation.”

Sole Reason has distributed over 6,200 pairs of shoes over the past 5 years.

Hundgins also said that if there is anyone out there who needs Sole Reason help, just go to their website and find the Apply button at the top of the page. They will release these new shoes as soon as they can.

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