It was definitely a case of happy feet at Lexington Two’s Wood Elementary School on Wednesday morning.
Students received a new pair of athletic shoes and socks, thanks to a community partnership between Communities in Schools of South Carolina and Truist, in conjunction with the global Samaritan’s Feet organization.
Volunteers from Truist banks, Communities in Schools, and Samaritan’s Feet worked side by side throughout most of the school day, sizing feet, helping students select a shoe color, and making sure the shoes were the right fit.
The students weren’t the only ones having a good time Wednesday.
“For Truist, our purpose, mission and values is to make an impact in the community, and one way we do that is through volunteer events like this,” said Ladonna Manis, one of nearly 30 volunteers from Truist at Wood Elementary. “It’s really exciting to be able to get out into the schools and make a difference.”
- Caroline Gilbert laces up a teal shoe for a student to try on.
- Truist volunteer Sarah Landholt fits a shoe for a student.
- Volunteer Beth Strickland of Communities in Schools laughs with a student as they try on shoes.
- Volunteer Meg Bennett of Communities in Schools talks socks with a student.