Real estate investor Patrick Carroll is partnering with the nonprofit Boys & Girls Clubs to donate $1 million worth of shoes to children. That includes $100,000 in sneakers for children in need as the Sunshine State tries to recover from Hurricane Nicole, which wreaked havoc earlier this month.
“There’s no better feeling than seeing how excited and proud these kids are when they get a new pair of super cute sneakers,” Carroll, 43, told People.
“I don’t know of a more genuine and fulfilling experience than I could have imagined,” added the Tampa-based entrepreneur.
The 600 sneakers recently donated came from Ben Kickz, who Carroll met in Miami while trying to find shoes for his athletic sons.
“I just talked to the Boys & Girls Club here in Miami and they told me their number one need is sports equipment because the kids didn’t have enough money to buy shoes … Miami went so well, I decided to do it in more cities,” Carroll said.