Allina Health’s New Shoes, Healthy Kids event recently provided 10,000 pairs of new athletic shoes and socks to students in Wisconsin and Minnesota, including students at Park Brook Elementary in Brooklyn Park.
The students were identified in advance and fitted for shoes by Allina Health volunteers. Distribution took place on April 26. According to Park Brook Principal Scott Taylor, “This program helps families with basic needs so that kids can focus and be prepared for school.”
Taylor and an Allina Health physician were featured on morning news programs to describe the school/community partnership. Allina Health has a long, close partnership with Park Brook, supporting the school’s work to increase fitness and improve student learning.
Learn more and watch a news program clip.
PHOTO CREDIT: Allina Health
-Published May 5, 2014