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After meeting a homeless man who had his feet amputated due to frostbite, Garrett Neville, now 18, wanted to help provide the basic essentials of shoes and socks to those in need and created "Good Soles Montgomery County Shoe and Sock Donation Center" in 2008. Those who visit the donation center receive two clean pairs of shoes and socks at no charge. Under Garrett's leadership, the organization has collected more than 10,000 pairs of shoes, recruited volunteers, created a 24-hour drop box for donations, established a shoe repair lab and distribution showroom, enlisted corporate sponsorships and marketed the organization through print and radio advertisements. Within the past year, "Good Soles" went beyond helping those in the United States and provided shoes to churches aiding people in need in Central America.