Hard to believe but the new school year is just a few weeks away. That means getting new school supplies, clothing and shoes for the kids. To make things a little easier on your pocket book the Abilene Association of Realtors, Salvation Army of Abilene and Payless Shoe Source have teamed up to give kids up to 5th grade a new pair of shoes for the school year.

New shoes will be provided to children from Head Start up to 5th grade. Parents interested in getting shoes for your child must fill out an application, in person, and bring with you a copy of the child's report card from the previous school year (with the exception of those entering the Head Start program).

Then on August 13th or 15th you will get to pick out your new pair of shoes thanks to Payless Shoe Source in the Mall of Abilene.

Deadline to register is Tuesday, August 6th at the Salvation Army at 1726 Butternut.

The Abilene Association of Realtors is also taking donations of socks or money at their office at 626 Pioneer, Monday - Friday 8-5 pm.

For more information contact the Salvation Army at (325) 677-1408 or Abilene Association of Realtors at (325) 692-9821.