Twins collect shoes for fellow students

February 14, 2015
Photo by Joy McKeehan Faith and Hope McKeehan made good on their challenge, and each took a pie in the face after collecting more than 50 shoes on their birthday.

Photo by Joy McKeehan
Faith and Hope McKeehan made good on their challenge, and each took a pie in the face after collecting more than 50 shoes on their birthday.

Photo courtesy of KCPS Media Faith and Hope McKeehan collected over 750 pairs of shoes to be distributed through the Family Resource Center.

Photo courtesy of KCPS Media
Faith and Hope McKeehan collected over 750 pairs of shoes to be distributed through the Family Resource Center.

By Frank Shelton


For the Mountain Advocate

Most kids have their sights on new toys and electronics for their birthday, but two Knox County students had bigger dreams for their 12th celebration.

Faith and Hope McKeehan, sixth grade students at Jesse D. Lay Elementary School, set out to collect shoes for their peers in an organized shoe drive that they called #secondblessings.

The twin girls, who celebrated their birthday on Jan.16, sent a challenge to their friends to get the shoe drive started. If they received at least 40 pairs of shoes at their birthday party, then two girls and two boys would get to put a pie in their face. With a total of 51 shoes being collected in the single event, the girls were all smiles as they received both pies and the start of many donations towards their cause.

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