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Grant program provides gift certificates for area youth to purchase shoes

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Dozens of local children got to start their Monday off on the right foot thanks to one local business.

Payless Shoes in the Quincy Mall donated 150 $20 gift certificates to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program of West Central Illinois.

The grant allows kids in the program to get brand new shoes that they may not otherwise would have been able to afford.

And one mother says the extra help is appreciated.

"As a single mother, it's a lot of help, you know I'm by myself, that was just a blessing for them to do that for me and I really appreciate it, so it's just a blessing," Bryanna Hill said.

This is the second year Payless has given a grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters for their "Payless Give Shoes for Kids" campaign.

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