“Kids on the Run” began four years ago with a yearly $10,000 donation to provide athletic shoes for children in the Barren County School System experiencing hardship in the purchase of quality footwear. Family Resource/Youth Service Center personnel work with teachers to identify and arrange the purchase of the shoes from a local sporting goods store in time for the beginning of the school year. For 2013-2014, 247 pair of athletic shoes were distributed between the 9 schools for students. Each student received 3 pair of socks to go along with their new shoes. As of 9/18/2013 the total spent was $9,522.23.