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Canandaigua, Geneva kids will be walking miles in their new shoes

Children at Canandaigua and Geneva elementary schools are sporting new kicks thanks to Reliant Community Credit Union’s program to help them put their best Feet Forward.

Brand new sneakers were donated at four area schools last week including Canandaigua Primary-Elementary School and North Street School in Geneva to help less fortunate children.

“Having quality sneakers can make an impact on a child’s school experience,” said Canandaigua PES Principal Brian Amesbury. “Having uncomfortable, worn-out shoes has an impact on a child’s ability to be comfortable, pay attention in class and to run around during recess and physical education. We truly appreciate this donation and we know our students and families will appreciate this as well.”

Members of Reliant dropped off eight giant boxes containing 100 pairs of sneakers. Its Feet Forward program, begun last year, is a special community effort to donate $10,000 worth of quality sneakers to schools and organizations in several of the communities it serves.

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