Red Shoe Ball benefits foster care children in Massachusetts

The benefit was held at the Garden House at Look Park in Northampton

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Friends of Children held their 5th annual Red Shoe Ball on Friday to help benefit children in foster care.

The concept of red shoes came from The Wizard of Oz, in which Dorothy clicks her heels together to return home.

Friends of Children supports children and young people who are currently, or have been in the foster care system. The benefit helps the Friends of Children programs that support these children.

Executive Director of Friends of Children, Jane Lyons, told 22News, “Many of those kids are not able to go home for a long period of time, or are missing their families.”

The benefit was held at the Garden House at Look Park in Northampton. All proceeds from the event go to advocacy programs and services of Friends of Children.