From left to right: Back row – Lorena Burciaga,Thomas Pedley, Janie Holland, Mark Mitchell; Front row – Linda Whitmore, Jerrold Hatchet (Santa Claus), Olivia Walker, Lourdes Avila, LaDonna Williams (Nystrom Principal). Not pictured: Monica Boyd. Photo by Joe L. Fisher, Black American Political Action Committee (BAPAC).
The Santa Fe Neighborhood Council (SFNC) distributed tennis shoes and socks to more than 40 Nystrom Elementary School students on Thursday, Nov. 29.
“The neighborhood council members personally donated enough money at their November meeting to purchase the shoes,” said Janie Holland, SFNC President.
Richmond Payless Shoe store manager Thomas Pedley gave the council a generous discount and donated socks for each student. Pedley, members of the Nystrom staff and several SFNC members helped Santa Claus hand out shoes to the children.