From now until August 12, Christian radio stations in Tyler, KVNE and KGLY are holding a donation drive for back to school shoes.

New shoes in children's sizes 4 through adult sizes are needed with special emphasis on athletic or tennis shoes for children and teenagers.

The goal for this year is to try to collect more than 500 pairs of shoes, including online donations.

A shoe donation makes a significant difference in a child's life. In fact, school personnel reported improvement in children's attendance, academic performance, and socialization after receiving a new pair of donated school shoes.

If you want more details on how to help, including dropoff locations in Tyler, Longview, Whitehouse, Lindale and Van, visit and

The donated shoes will be distributed to East Texas children in time for the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.