Teen uses bar mitzvah money to donate 800 pairs of shoes

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What would you do if you got $25,000 for your bar mitzvah? One teen bought shoes, but they weren't for him. (KTRK)

What would you do if you got $25,000?

One teen bought shoes, but they weren't for him. He bought $400-plus worth of Nike sneakers - enough to outfit an entire elementary school.

That's exactly what Drew Frank did when he decided he wanted to use all his bar mitzvah money to buy the world some kicks.

Drew, 13, recently had his bar mitzvah. In lieu of gifts, he asked for cash donations.

When Drew tallied up all of his gifts, he had $25,000. He didn't keep any of that money for himself. Instead, he donated it to a charity to give away shoes. A lot of shoes.

In collaboration with the Braden Aboud Foundation, he purchased 800 pairs of Nikes and 800 pairs of socks. Over 400 pairs of those shoes were donated to a public elementary school in a lower-income neighborhood. The other shoes will go to a local orphanage and a YWCA transitional living center for women and children.

While most boys keep their bar mitzvah gifts for themselves, Drew is happy he was able to share his.
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