Over 600 pairs of sneakers and school supplies were given out.
Mayor Sarno stated, "I want to thank Pastors Eli Serrano and Matt DeCiccio for the beautiful work they did on behalf of our community. They always do constant outreach work for our neighborhoods. It was a wonderful and heartfelt event with a great showing. It was great seeing the happy and smiling faces on the children as they received their backpack full of school supplies and new sneakers thanks to Samaritan's Feet International. A little prayer never hurt anybody. It just shows the humanity of our City, making sure our children are going to be ready to go back to school. It's all part of the beautiful mosaic of the City of Springfield."