In the wake of Hurricane Michael, Okaloosa County School District guidance counselors received requests from families that shoes were needed for displaced students.

Members at First Baptist Church of Niceville found out about the need for shoes and donated $6,000 in Payless ShoeSource gift cards to Okaloosa County School District's Title IX Department. Thanks to the generosity of the church, 243 children were provided with new shoes.

Payless ShoeSource stores in Crestview and Fort Walton Beach provided three special shopping opportunities for students and their parents to come and shop.