The Patel Firm is bringing in holiday cheer, one pair of shoes at a time. On Saturday, the Firm handed out new pairs of shoes to kids in need in the Coastal Bend.
The Corpus Christi Firm recognizes that not everyone can enjoy a new pair of shoes, so they wanted to make sure children got a pair this Christmas.
Gloria Correa, came with her grandson to pick up a new pair of kicks. Both walked out very thankful for the early Christmas present.
"They've never received anything from anybody like this before," Correa said. "It's, ya know, their first time. And we appreciate that a lot."
Kids and families were nominated after the Firm posted to Facebook early in the week about the shoe giveaway. After receiving nominations, the Firm went shopping to buy 50 pairs of new shoes. Then they wrapped those shoes, and handed them out. Everyone who got a new pair, walked away with a smile.
Nadira and Jadin, brother and sister, both got new shoes. They opened their gifts after they got them, and were excited to try on their new shoes.
"I love them," Nadira said, "because my favorite color is pink and I wanted some new shoes as one of my Christmas things."
"They're really nice, and they were probably kind of expensive too, and I needed a new pair of shoes anyways," Jadin said. "And my mom doesn't have a lot of money so it's good that he got me a new pair. I like them a lot."