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Sophomore Launches Boot Drive to Benefit Homeless Children and Families

Since boots are made for walking, biology major Imani White, C'2016, has launched an effort that epitomizes the lyrics to this classic Nancy Sinatra song. White recently launched "These Boots Are Made to Walk," a boot and shoe drive designed to benefit homeless children and families in metro Atlanta.

Working in partnership with the student organization Pretty Brown Girls, White is accepting all kinds of shoes - from sneakers and boots to casual shoes and dress shoes  - in children and adult sizes. She hopes to collect 500 pairs of shoes to benefit the Atlanta Women and Children's Shelter, Atlanta Union Mission, Gateway Shelter, Atlanta Children's Shelter, and Salvation Army, among other organizations.

"This is my way of showing that one little effort can help so many people," said White, who serves as vice president of Pretty Brown Girls.

Shoes can be dropped off during Market Friday from noon to 4 p.m. in lower Manley through Friday, Dec. 6. For questions, contact White at

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