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'Operation Warm' Delivering New Shoes And Socks To Some Fort Worth ISD Campuses

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) — Some young North Texas students are starting the schoolyear off with their best foot forward thanks to special donation.

Pre-K through third grade students, teachers, and staff from Kirkpatrick Elementary School are getting a pair of brand-new shoes, courtesy of Operation Warm and the community.

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(credit: Andy Abbott/CBS 11 News)

Volunteers descended on the Kirkpatrick library Tuesday morning to help distribute some 200 new shoes to Kirkpatrick's second grade class. Extra shoes will be delivered to a nearby campus, while 4th and 5th grade students will receive free socks.

"We are elated to partner with Operation Warm. They are enabling us to provide students with a universally needed essential item that increases confidence, improves learning, and that no one can go without: shoes," said Kirkpatrick Elementary Principal Nancy Atkinson.

Kirkpatrick Elementary was among the campuses selected by Operation Warm to receive new shoes based on the campus demographics and needs. Operation Warm is a national nonprofit that partners with the community to manufacture brand-new, high-quality coats and shoes for children in need.

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