- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) - A south-central Kansas teenager is donating shoes to the needy after getting some help collecting them from Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West.

The Wichita Eagle (https://bit.ly/1Xv3LtJ) reports that 17-year-old Amelia Flores is handing out 300 pairs of Adidas shoes Friday to Wichita middle school students. Amelia originally hoped to collect 2,000 pairs from donation sites she set up around nearby Andover, where she attends high school.

But the effort exploded in December when the reality star tweeted that she and West would donate 1,000 pairs of shoes to Amelia’s shoe drive for the nonprofit Soles4Souls. Those shoes were divided for distribution in Los Angeles, New Orleans and Wichita.

Because of the Kardashian-level attention, Amelia bumped her shoe-collection goal to 25,000 pairs. She also received a flood of interview requests.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com



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