DALLAS - Energy Transfer employees are once again stepping up to make sure young people in Dallas can put their best foot forward.
The Dallas-based company donated 1,146 pairs of new shoes to a Dallas officer's shoe drive.
Three years ago Officer Brian Nolff started the “Share the Shoes” drive when he noticed many children in the neighborhood he patrols didn't have shoes to wear during the summer.
He's been collecting shoe donations for 2 to 18-year-olds.
"The experience that I had when I was a little kid was, when I got a new pair of shoes is you felt better about yourself, you had a little more confidence, that's what we're trying to show these kids is you know what, the community cares about them and the police department, we care about them and we want to be there with them, partner with them, mentor for them, so when they see that and we give them to them, they're like hey this is actually a pretty good, cool thing that cops are doing for us. So yeah, it's a good experience to be able to see their reactions," said Officer Nolff said.
This is the third year Energy Transfer employees have participated in the summer event.
They set a goal to donate 500 pairs of shoes but ended up donating more than double that amount.