A line formed outside the Alice Payless Shoe Source Thursday for the annual Walk with Pride Foundation Program.

The Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS® celebrated its 35th anniversary of helping kids by holding the annual event.

For the past 35 years, Association members have generously donated dollars to give away pairs of shoes to some of the neediest children in Corpus Christi. Back in 1983, when Walk-with-Pride began, the goal was to collect sufficient dollars to be able to give away 100 pairs of shoes - a lofty goal at the time, but one that has been surpassed many times over in the ensuing years. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Val Valentine starting this program 35 years ago and the Association’s Public Relations Committee, the dollars donated from the REALTOR® community and the kids served has increased dramatically. We expect to serve approximately 1,500 children at the events.

The event was also held in Corpus Christi at the Palmera Mall.