LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A local sixth grader his trying to help others, one pair of shoes at a time. 

Carleigh Hofelich has been collecting shoes for residents at Our Lady of Peace since the summer, and on Tuesday night, she dropped off 382 pairs for the residents there. 

"One of my relatives volunteers here, and she told me shoes were one of the most needed items here," Carleigh said.

Our Lady of Peace is a non-profit hospital on Newburg Road providing behavioral and substance abuse treatment.

Carleigh started the shoe drive when she was just 7 and has donated more than 1,000 pairs since she started the collection. To thank the now 11-year-old, Our Lady of Peace painted a mural in her honor. 

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