Kids given shopping trip like they've never had before

HOUSTON

Volunteers took them to Sports Authority on Post Oak Boulevard, where they were measured and then allowed to pick out what they wanted.

"When I go to school on Tuesday," 12-year-old Mykeah Thompson said, "I'm going to be like, 'Hey girls, look at my new shoes!'"

Organizers say shoes often serve as status symbols for kids. Many of these kids have never picked out their own shoes before.

"Many of these children are in lower economic schools, but there's still a status," said organizer Gwen Koch. "You still want to feel like you're just as important as anybody else."

The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation funded the event.

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