Shoes for Miles accepting shoe donations in Lincoln

Image result for Shoes for Miles accepting shoe donations in LincolnA shoe drive in Lincoln hopes to help vulnerable children and raise awareness for congenital heart defects.

Shoes for Miles is an organization founded by Greg and Dana Ludvik to honor their son Miles, who was born Feb. 17, 2014, and died six days later from congenital heart defects.

The organization — which has collected more than 3,000 shoes in four years — will accept donations of new shoes at Footloose & Fancy, 4131 Pioneer Woods Drive, and Threads, 1219 P St., until Feb. 18.

Donors are asked to pair shoes — sized toddlers to teens, preferably athletic shoes and winter boots — in the original box or by tying laces together. Used shoes can’t be accepted.

The shoes will be distributed to Foster Care Closet, which gives clothing donations to children in foster care throughout Nebraska.