#Operation252 was established by Alec Virgil, a Wilson, NC native with a goal to give back tremendously to his home community. This operation was put in place to provide a brand new pair of shoes to two hundred and fifty-two school-aged children during the Winter Holiday season.
Multiple points of data show that children perform better academically and socially when they have higher efficacy and self-confidence. Operation 252 will help them become self-confident, self-directed, and successful in their healthy educational experience starting with a brand new pair of shoes during the holiday season.
Last year, from October 4-December 12, #Operation252 collected approximately 139 pairs of brand new shoes and 148 gently used shoes to give away to underprivileged families on December 18. December 18, families were able to come to The SPOT and shop for a new pair of shoes for their children, for free. This year, the goal is to collect only brand new pairs of shoes. On Saturday, December 18, families were able to come to The SPOT and shop for a new pair of shoes for their children, for free.