Generous donation of shoes and socks

HELPING THOSE IN NEED… From left, Youth Foyer, Tully Butler, Berry Street regional director, Patrice Jackson, The Athletes Foot Shepparton partner/store manager, Allie Prior, Berry Street foster carers, Vivienne Jeffery, Danny Stephens, The Athletes Foot Shepparton, Brandy Mitchell and Youth Foyer, Annalei Moon. Photo: Will Adams.

My favourite communities are characterised by their incredible generosity. While many are experiencing severe difficulty due to the COVID-19 shutdowns and workers are being laid off across the region, one business in Shepparton, The Athlete’s Foot has made an overwhelmingly generous donation of $25,000’s worth of sport shoes and socks to Berry Street Shepparton.

Deemed excess stock, the shoes and socks are brand new and will enable kids in the region to feel comfortable with their contemporaries who are not under the same pressures their families are.

Allie Prior is a business partner/store manager at The Athlete’s Foot Shepparton.  As a result of COVID-19 and subsequent closure of The Athlete’s Foot Shepparton for a period of time, Allie decided to take the initiative and donate excess stock to Berry Street.  It was really important to Allie that locals benefited from the donation and she has requested that the shoes & socks be distributed to carers and young people across local programs.