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Gunner Robinson, North Carolina student-collecting shoes for other children

Gunner Robinson asks for shoes for students.
Gunner Robinson asks for shoes for students.Gunner Robinson/Facebook

Gunner Robinson, a student in the Wilmington area, will turn 9 on August 15, 2014 and has been collecting new shoes to share with students that would otherwise not have new shoes to begin their school year.

When Gunner told others he wanted 300 pairs of shoes for his birthday so that he would be able to help other students, some may have been surprised. However, his mother, Kristi Robinson, stated this started when Gunner gave a pair of shoes to a student at Christmas time.

Gunner Robinson could not stop thinking about the girl he had given shoes to and told his mother he wanted to give shoes to students for his birthday. The shoes are being collected and will be given to students so that they will have new shoes at the beginning of the school year.

The Facebook page giving details about Gunner's efforts is aptly titled Gunner's Runners and offers more information and updates for those wanting to donate shoes to help Gunner reach his goal of 300 shoes by August 15.

The new shoes needed are for Kindergarten and up and are needed for boys and girls.

According to an interview heard on Time Warner Cable news to date 100 pairs of shoes have been collected, with some of the donated shoes coming from outside of the state of North Carolina.

Readers might be interested in attending an event on August 8, 2014 at the Holiday Inn, 1020 Grandiflora Drive in Leland, North Carolina that will help Gunner reach 300 pairs of shoes.

This is a free event, with food and door prizes and attendees are being asked to bring a new pair of shoes to donate to Gunner's Runners. Vendors available at this event will include Branche Boutique, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay and more.

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