Nathan La Mattina says a vision from God inspired him to start an organization to help the youth of Madera.
It was then he became inspired to provide youths with shoes.
“Once I started paying attention to what he had to say, I wanted to start this shoe drive,” he said. “When I put on a pair of new shoes, I feel great. I want to do the same thing for the kids. I want to show the kids that God loves them, we love them and Madera loves them. It’s for the kids of the community.”
A kickoff event for the Kicks for Kids drive is planned for 9 a.m. Saturday at Valley West Christian Center...