Portsmouth High student's drive donates shoes to Manchester police group
Sam Vitali started his “Shoe Support” sneaker drive back in October, challenging students at middle schools in Greenland, Rye and Portsmouth to donate gently used sneakers. Vitali targeted middle school students because at that stage of life, many grow through shoes and clothing much faster than they can wear them out.
Last year, Sam and his father John Vitali drove to Staten Island to deliver sneakers to the Staten Island Police Athletic League following Superstorm Sandy which devastated the area.
Vitali’s paternal grandfather planted the idea of approaching the police group having shared stories with his family of his own childhood memories participating in his local PAL in the Bronx.
NH native holds lead spot in Iditarod
Win tickets to see Bruno Mars!