KSHB 41’s community project Gift of Sole raised $100,800 to help buy shoes for over 1,300 children and teens in the Kansas City metro area. Following a week-long donation drive at www.kshb.com, and a first-time in-person gala with hundreds of people in attendance, the money raised for Gift of Sole doubled in 2022, compared to 2021.
Kevin Holmes, KSHB’s evening anchor, had the desire to start a community project like Gift of Sole. Growing up in the inner city, he has seen first-hand the impact a new pair of shoes can have on a child.
“It’s an honor to look back at the past five decades and reflect on the impact the station has had on the Kansas City area community,” said Kathleen Choal, KSHB’s general manager. Throughout August, KSHB will feature numerous stories and impactful moments over the years, while looking forward to the role it will play in the months, years and decades to come.