BR Proud: Sharon's Shoe Giveaway

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - In the spirit of giving, one local Baton Rouge woman was giving in a major way this weekend by donating shoes, clothes, and a hot meal to those in need.

Sharon's Shoe giveaway is the labor of love for Sharon Jackson who olds these giveaways quarterly each year to assist the homeless and virtually anyone else who is in need. Jackson feels that helping others who are in need is her purpose in life to help those who do not have because, as she puts it, it could happen to anyone.

Jackson laments on her youth growing up in East Oakland California, being one of nine children in a single mother home, she remembers many holidays the kindness of others donating to her and her family saying without the generosity of others they wouldn't have had anything themselves. So now she, a single mother herself, wants to do the same for those in her community around her in anyway she can.

All year long she collects items, either through donations or buying them herself, to give out with help of some of her colleagues while finding a way to uplift the spirits of those who come seeking help. With feel good music playing in the background, a line of shoes in various styles and sizes, as well as a hot meal Sharon Jackson put smiles on the faces of many who had very few reasons to do so before.

Jackson asks that anyone interested in helping her cause to visit her Facebook page Sharon's Shoes or give her a call at (225)  287-1542.

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