On December 14, the Cameron County Bar Association Women’s Law Section in support of their Sneakers for Students Program presented the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District with 268 Payless Shoe Source vouchers towards the purchase of new pairs of shoes for students.
“We look forward to this donation every year,” said Estela Chavez-Vasquez, CCBA WLS President. “We enjoy seeing the impact that it has on the community and the students.”
In partnership with the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation, the First Family Network of Cameron County, and generous sponsors, the group distributed ten-dollar vouchers to the children of Cameron County through their respective school districts.
Fundraising efforts began in September with the 3rd Annual Sneakers for Students 1 Mile Run/Walk and 5K. Schools like Lamar Elementary, which participated in the event, were compensated with a separate set of vouchers for their students.
“This year, we encouraged students from the schools to come and participate to benefit their own schools,” said CCBA WLS President-Elect, Amber Rodriguez. “We rewarded participating schools by giving them an individual set of vouchers.”
Overall, the group raised a total of $15,000 this year in support of their cause.