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Posted: Sunday, December 1, 2013 4:30 am

Communities in Schools is gearing up for its sixth annual December shoe drive, working to get shoes to local children in need.

“When most children ask for that special high-demand toy each year, CIS children usually ask Santa to bring them a new pair of shoes. It is heartbreaking to see these kids with shoes that don’t fit properly, either because they are hand-me-downs or the kids have simply outgrown them,” said Michael Dewees, the organization’s executive director. “Oftentimes, the shoes are just completely worn out but the child has no choice but to continue to try and wear them.

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