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Kids in the county's care get new shoes

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A San Diego company made a special holiday delivery to the Polinsky Children's center Thursday.

Millennium Health donated 500 new pairs of Converse shoes for kids at the emergency shelter and those currently in foster care. About 150 kids who have to be separated from their families are brought to the Polinsky Center each month. They range in age from babies to teens.

Officials at the center say today's donation comes at exactly the right time. The holidays are an especially difficult time for kids to be away from their families.

"Of course, shoes cannot replace a child's family, but it certainly can brighten a child's holiday," Debra Zanders-Willis of County Child Welfare Services said.

This is the second year Millennium Health has donated to the children in welfare services. Last year, they delivered 15,000 teddy bears to the Polinsky Center.

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