Local School, Business Team Up To Build Homes

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - More homes will be built around Topeka thanks to some special team-work.

Payless Shoesource representatives stepped inside a Habitat For Humanity home under construction, to announce they are giving Topeka's Habitat Group $50,000.

Seaman High School students will use the money to make the homes a reality.

Payless officials say the program to build the homes fits perfectly with their foundation objective.

"We've talked about in the last nine months about re-directing the focus of our Payless Foundation to focus more on one, the community here in Topeka and two, to serve more of the basic human needs of food, shelter and clothing," said Paul Jones, Payless Shoesource CEO.

Councilwoman Michelle De La Isla was also in attendance. She is the Executive Director for Topeka's Habitat Organization.