COVINGTON, Ind. (WCIA) — This Kid to Know started thinking of ways to help when she was in middle school.

Keragan Townsend started collecting dozens of pairs of shoes; starting out small but quickly growing bigger than she dreamed. That’s when Blessed Soles was formed; a shoe donation for the community of Our Town Covington.

Townsend says, to her, shoes mean more than just something to cover your feet.

During her last collection, she gave away more than 800 pairs, but she set her next goal higher than that. She says, next year, when she’s a freshman, she hopes to give away more than 1,000 pair.