Students in Waterbury given new ‘kicks’

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WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH)– Some kids in Waterbury are sporting new sneakers this holiday season.

Dozens of new kicks were delivered and handed out to the Children’s Community School Tuesday morning. Volunteers with the Davita Dialysis corporation and the Shoes that Fit organization made it all possible. Every child in the school got a new pair of shoes. Representatives came bright and early to the school for a quick tour and then quickly started handing out the new pairs of shoes. Every child was measured so they could get the appropriate size.

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After the sneakers were handed out, there was a Thanksgiving feast. Some of the students dressed up in Native American and pilgrim attire. The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra also performed for the kids while they ate.

DaVita Dialysis will distribute more than eight thousand pairs of sneakers nationwide during the holiday season.

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