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Soles for Kids Shoe Drive

$60 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 2 people in 13 months
Soles for Kids Shoe Drive Facebook Page
My daughter, Emily (6th grader at Northwest School of the Arts) and her friend, Abby Pierce (6th grader at Crestdale Middle School) are collecting new or gently used shoes to donate to less fortunate children in our area. The girls found out there are over 4,400 homeless children attending public schools in our area. This number of homeless children does not include students who are not attending school or who are under school age. This number was a shock to them. They have always had a passion to help less fortunate children in our community. Thanks to Disney's Friends for Change and Youth Service America, they are now putting that passion into action. Last year, Emily was awarded a $500 grant to get the project started.

With the help of Abby and friends and businesses from around our community, their first shoe drive was a success. Their goal was to collect 1,000 pairs of new or gently used shoes. In 6 weeks, they collected 1,898 pairs of shoes. Those shoes were donated to Crisis Assistance Ministry and A Child's Place.

Emily and Abby's goal of collecting 4,000 pairs of shoes next year is very ambitious. The drive will officially kick off in January, 2018, but they are always accepting donations of money and shoes.

Since many of you are out of state, we thought we would set up a fundraiser account. We will use the money towards shoes at consignment stores and retail stores. If  you want to ship shoes, we will accept donations at our home. Please contact me for our mailing address. 
The video above was featured on Inside Edition (credit to www.Hooplaha.com).

Thank you to everyone who helps. Together, we can all make a difference!
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The shoe drive is most active February through March; however, Emily will always accept donations. All monetary donations go towards the purchase of shoes. Shoe donations are delivered to Crisis Assistance Ministry and A Child's Place in April.
Recap on 2017's Shoe Drive
Crisis Assistance Ministry Accepts Shoes
Founder of Soles for Kids Shoe Drive
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We have collected about 100 pairs of shoes, but those of you who live out of our area, you can donate money that will go straight to the cause. Please help Emily reach her goal of 1,000 pairs of shoes by March 10.
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$60 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 2 people in 13 months
Created January 21, 2017
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Adriana Chapa
12 months ago

We are so proud of you Emily! From your Disney friends!

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