Shakira has returned to her hometown of Barranquilla to donate 10,000 pairs of tennis shoes to impoverished children.
She even sang for the children and urged them to participate in sports.
Shakira said she remembered "seeing many children in the streets playing soccer without shoes" in the city on Colombia's Caribbean coast.
The donation was made through the Barefoot Foundation, named after one of Shakira's disks called "Pies Descalzos" in Spanish.
Shakira has just completed a successful European music tour. After spending the holidays with her family, she plans to go to the Dominican Republic, a spokesperson said.