Saturday, November 2, 2013

New shoes at Fay Elementary courtesy of Gaylord-Hansen Mortgage

Every student at Fay Elementary in City Heights received a fantastic new pair of shoes, as Gaylord-Hansen Mortgage, in collaboration with San Diego Unified’s Office of Children and Youth in Transition distributed nearly 700 pairs of shoes to ensure that the students of Fay Elementary could begin the 2013-2014 school year in style.

New shoes!
The event included a delicious school lunch BBQ provided by Food Services. 

There were many smiling faces to be seen that day as volunteers from Gaylord-Hansen, MCAS Miramar, Naval Base San Diego, and other community members worked to fit shoes and socks on kindergarten through fifth grade students.  It was hard to tell who was happier, the volunteers or the children.

The Gaylord Hansen Mortgage Team; a branch of Caliber Home Loans, believes in giving back to the local community. They created the Gaylord-Hansen Shoe Foundation to provide San Diego’s neediest school children with the opportunity to receive a brand new pair of shoes.  By donating $30 from every loan transaction, they are able to improve the lives of children in this small but significant way.

For more information, contact the Office of Children and Youth in Transition at (619) 725-7054.