The legacy of Samaritan’s Feet began when an aid worker in Lagos, Nigeria gave a pair of athletic shoes to a 9 year old boy named Emmanuel. Those shoes became a symbol of hope to “Manny,” and a catalyst to his love for basketball. Over time his dreams became reality and he earned a scholarship to play basketball in the United States. Manny graduated college got a job and lived his life to the fullest. However, he never forgot that one “Good Samaritan” that gave him hope with one pair of shoes.

Samaritan’s Feet is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization founded in 2003 by Manny Ohonme and his wife, Tracie, for the purpose of sharing hope with those in need.

Individuals, organizations, businesses, and faith communities are coming together with Samaritan’s Feet to host a shoe distribution on Saturday, Aug. 10 for children and youth at Logan Recreation Center, 184 Booker Ave., Concord.

Come prepared to get ready for school because 500 pairs of shoes will be given to needy children and youth in our community. Kindergarten physicals and immunizations will be provided. Sports physicals can be scheduled. Back packs, school supplies and other goodies will be giving out.

For more information or to volunteer, call Teresa Gray at 704-239-3811 or Wilma King-Means at 704-777-1920 or go to

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