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ETX girl collects hundreds of shoes for other children

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Rachel surpassed her goal of collecting 900 pairs of shoes. Rachel surpassed her goal of collecting 900 pairs of shoes.
ATHENS, TX (KLTV) -

A 7-year-old girl has surpassed a goal that could give lots of East Texans happy feet. 

A few months ago, Rachel Beets told her mother that she wanted to collect 900 pairs of shoes for her birthday, but not for herself. 

Rachel wants to donate the shoes to the Henderson County Rainbow Room, a non-profit organization that helps clothe children in Child Protective Services' custody. 

People across the country pitched in and donated 946 pairs of shoes. Rachel's birthday is January 31, so she will continue to collect shoes until that deadline. 

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