SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Over 350 Springfield school children are receiving a new pair of sneakers thanks to the generosity and compassion of the Jones family.
The children who were selected by lottery began picking up their sneakers Saturday in front of Old First Church at Court Square.
The gift giving coincides with the engagement of Michael Jones and Eva Nieves of Westfield. Michael spoke of the timing behind this gift to the school children.
“We’re doing this because it’s all for him,” Michael told 22News. “To help out the need and help out the kids because we are in quarantine and all the kids are stuck in the house.”
Members of the Jones family coordinated the sneaker giveaway with Springfield Superintendent of Schools Daniel Warwick along with attorney and community activist Frederick Hurst.