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FRHSD Staff Provide Shoes for Students in Need

The holiday season is a time for giving back, a notion that staff members in the Freehold Regional High School District fully embrace. Staff from across the school district recently partnered with Shoes that Fit to deliver new athletic shoes to 50 deserving students. 

The Freehold Regional Education Association, Freehold Regional Custodial and Maintenance Association, Freehold Regional Academic Supervisors Association, and Freehold Regional Principals Association joined forces to raise the funds to purchase shoes for students. After their successful fundraising efforts, staff identified students in need and provided them with new shoes in time for the winter. 

“When students feel secure and comfortable, they have a better chance of learning and finding success in school. The teachers and educational support professionals of the Freehold Regional Education Association care deeply about the well being of our students and are proud of this effort,” Meghan Santonacita, a Colts Neck High School teacher and one of the event’s organizers, said. 

According to its website, Shoes that Fit has provided more than 2 million shoes since the organization was found in 1992. 

Freehold Regional staff members plan to arrange another order for students in need this spring.

Staff members prepare to distribute donated shoes to students

Staff unpack the donated shoes