Video games, action figures and Nerf guns are all things that can be found at the top of a 10-year-old boy's birthday wish list. Chase Loney will turn 11 on August 27th, and this year instead of toys he is asking people to donate shoes for kids in need.
When Chase's mom asked him what he wanted for his upcoming birthday he asked for two things: The new Halo game, and to help disadvantaged kids get shoes for the upcoming school year.
“I wanted to do something for everybody else and not for me,” says Chase. “I know that some of the people don't have what I have.”
Chase's mom, Michelle Sorensen, put an ad on Craigslist on August 1st explaining her son's special birthday wish, and over the last two weeks the shoes have been pouring in. As of Tuesday morning Chase had received 141 pairs of birthday shoes, and during our interview his uncle brought home two more bags of shoe donations.