Shoe drive for the homeless gets underway

Organizers kick off the annual Shoes for the Homeless Shoe Drive on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Guarantee Shoe Center in Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo/Octavio Flores)

The 26th annual Shoes for the Homeless collection drive got underway Thursday with an event at the Guarantee Shoe Center.

The drive benefits those served by the Bakersfield Homeless Center.

The effort has netted more than 75,000 pairs of shoes in the past 25 years, according to organizers.

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