Ahead of the holidays, the youth-led non-profit, Kickback Connect, is supporting underserved communities with a book and sneaker drive. The group is collecting these materials Monday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm at 276 Carlaw Ave, Unit 280a.
The initiative was launched to help families facing uncertainty start the next year in a better space with access to educational material to empower the next generation. The idea behind the collection of sneakers is similarly tied to empowerment. Kickback Connect "connects the sneaker culture to communities and youth because the quality of the shoes and the stories behind them is conducive to a positive sense of identity. We personified the sneaker in a way where youth understand that success consists of smart, honest steps towards our dreams."
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