What’s Good In South Jersey? Walk A Mile “N” Our Shoes – With Isaiah Showell

By: Isaiah S. Showell, Follow South Jersey Multimedia Journalist/’What’s Good’ Host

Eugene Campbell, CEO of the nonprofit organization, Walk A Mile “N” Our Shoes, with What’s Good host Isaiah Showell. Photo credit: Isaiah Showell.

CARTERET, N.J. – Walk A Mile “N” Our Shoes is a nonprofit organization that focuses on helping the less fortunate and homeless with shoes and other toiletries that’s needed. 

Walk A Mile “N” Our Shoes is a nonprofit organization serving the needs of local homeless and those less fortunate. It’s What’s Good in South Jersey — with Isaiah Showell.

The nonprofit is founded by Eugene Campbell, a professional basketball player who uses his spare time to serve his community in Jersey City. The nonprofit has been founded for two years and has big plans to serve New Jersey and has already made a huge impact. The Waves of Wine Bar is where Campbell chose to host his second annual fundraiser and honor his walk a mile team. 

“That’s my goal to change the world, make the world a better place one day at a time,” said Campbell. “It’s a blessing to have a group of individuals around me that have the same mission, and the same vision as me.”

Christopher Lugo is one of the people that share the vision and also acts as chief financial officer for the nonprofit, and Lugo can testify that the toiletries and shoes that the nonprofit provides for the homeless is making a positive impact. 

Shawn Hawkins, Vice President of Walk A Mile “N” Our Shoes hands the winner of raffle her Bluetooth speaker. Photo credit: Isaiah Showell.

“Seeing the look on their faces on a cold night they had nothing,” said Lugo. “It’s a team effort to help the people that need it the most that’s what we do it for.”

The event was full of food and fun and music as the Walk A Mile “N” Our Shoes team seized the dance floor and celebrated each other’s accomplishments made last year. Campbell’s parents were in attendance as well, Campbell’s Dad was the DJ and Campbell’s mother was overseeing the food with assistance from Campbell’s sister, Alisha Mclean, who says her parents always encouraged both her and Campbell to be leaders. 

“Both of our parents showed us how to be great leaders in anything that we do,” said Mclean. “Whatever it is, you just be your best at it.” 

The night wrapped up with a raffle and people took home Amazon gift cards along with Bluetooth speakers as the DJ played more music for the people to continue dancing and celebrating serving the community. 

Eugene Campbell and Walk A Mile “N” Our Shoes is definitely What’s Good in South Jersey this week. 

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