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Payless, Reston Interfaith Team Up for Kids

International program will give new shoes to 150 children served by Reston Interfaith.

Young clients of Reston Interfaith are getting new shoes this winter thanks to the organization's partnership with Payless Shoes' Payless Gives Shoes for Kids program. 

Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids, which began in 2008, is an initiative in all 50 states, Canada, Puerto Rico and 11 Latin American countries in which the shoe company will give $1.5 million of free shoes to children of families in need.

The first group of local kids visited the Payless at Reston's North Point shopping center last week. Another group will go Jan. 26. In all, 150 children under 18 will be served by the program, a Reston Interfaith spokesman said, adding that many children have never had shoes that were not hand-me-downs.

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