Local teen donates more than 1,000 shoes to people in need

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For the past two years, 13-year-old Kyler Nipper has been giving away free shoes to those who want them. 

“We have an organization called Kyler’s Kick’s where we collect and donate shoes for kids and adults in need,” said Nipper. 

On Monday, Nipper gave away more than 1,000 shoes that were donated to him at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. 

“I was getting bullied for my shoes in the 6th grade and one of my friends gave me a new pair of shoes and I really loved the way that felt,” he said. 

So, Nipper wanted to make sure other people felt that way too. 

“We got involved because of the kid with the shoes,” said Bob Martin from Veterans Care Charity. “When I heard about that I said well hell I got all these socks, I might as well socks and shoes go right together.”

Martin and his team provided those without a home with socks, sweaters, and hygiene kits.

“When I see other people and how our community is, it’s not much help but this is much help. We don’t get this everyday,” said Amanda Canada.

That’s why days like Monday make all the difference.

“Please take care of our homeless community here because they need help. So, you know open your hearts,” said Martin. 

Hundreds of people were also given food, provided by the Las Vegas Rescue Mission.

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