Food City presents local nonprofit with financial gift

The Happy Shoes Project awarded $52,000 for their service to those fighting cancer

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) — The Happy Shoes Project received a generous gift from Food City this afternoon.

The nonprofit was presented a check for $50,000, as well as a $2,000 Food City gift card, at the grocery store chain’s location off of Signal Mountain Road.

Happy Shoes provides tote bags and backpacks to cancer patients and children battling cancer.

The totes can be filled with anything from puzzle books, gum, Kleenex and a CD filled with positive music.

There’s even a book included that was written by the late Sandi Sammons, who always encouraged cancer patients to “put on their happy shoes and walk” in the face of adversity.

Sandi Sammons was the wife of Happy Shoe’s Co-Founder, Keith Sammons.

“This year, we’re slated to give 8,000 totes away and backpacks to kids here in the Chattanooga region that are going through treatment,” Sammons said.

The tote bags also contain a voucher from the nonprofit that is good for one pair of “Happy Shoes” for those battling cancer to wear when they go to treatment.

Those interested in donating even more to the charity can find more information on their website at

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