In July or August, we provide hundreds of pairs of shoes to our client children through the “Shoes for Kids” program. All summer we request financial donations as well as new shoes for this initiative. This is an “invitation-only” event. In 2017, through the mercy of the Giving Circle of Heritage Hunt, and the generosity of the public, we were able to provide 170 pairs of shoes and 115 stuffed backpacks (including a package of new underwear!) to our client children.
The first children invited are those whose parents completed one of our free enrichment classes.
Lack of comfortable, fashionable shoes can cause a drop in academic performance by children, ridicule by peers, and truancy.
We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit, FEIN: 20-4572642