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10-year-old donates ballet slippers to less-privileged

TAMPA, Fla. (WKOW) -- One pair of ballet slippers at a time, a 10-year-old girl with a passion for dance is helping some less fortunate kids.

Tampa native Drew Buckley handed out dozens of pairs of new ballet shoes to third, fourth, and fifth graders on Tuesday.

Many of the students, who live in homeless shelters, take ballet classes as part of their physical education class and don't have the necessary slippers.

Drew, who takes private dance lessons herself, was upset that some dancers had to do ballet in their stocking feet, so she organized the slipper give-away.

She said having ballet slippers would make them feel "like a real ballerina."

Drew and her mother promise to continue raising money to buy the kids dance supplies.  So far, they've collected $1,700 in donations to buy the shoes.

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