The RISD Clothes Closet’s annual shoe drive (known as the “Shoe Shoe Train”) got a big boost this week with the donation of 222 pairs of new shoes by the Richardson Woman’s Club (RWC). It was the largest donation by the Club since it began participating in the shoe drive five years ago. Also, thanks to a generous grant from Walmart, RWC was able to purchase 60 coats for the Clothes Closet. The items were presented to Clothes Closet representatives at the Club’s February general meeting.

So far, RWC has donated a total of 721 pairs of shoes to the Clothes Closet. The Club’s many events, including an upcoming Bridge Tournament and Festival, help fund the donations as well as raise funds for several other local charitable causes and RISD scholarships.