Who we are
We are Shoes For School. We’re a non-profit charity foundation based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. We started as a dream in 2017. Our founder, Chloe, noticed students in her school were being picked on and bullied for not having decent, clean shoes. Not being a stranger to charity work, Chloe knew exactly what she wanted to do: spread kindness and help students in need by giving them a free pair of new shoes! At just 13 years old, Chloe knew she had to be the change she wanted to see in the world. Years later, she has made her dream come true and has helped thousands of families in need all over the country! Our goal is to continue to grow our foundation so that we are able to reach more families in need.
We hope that you’ll join us on our journey to make a difference for children in need!
What we do
All year long, we collect donations. Our volunteers help us a lot by spreading awareness for our cause! Then, during the summer, we open our voucher applications and begin our vetting process. Once our recipients have been selected, we send them a $65 gift card so they can purchase new shoes for their child. 85% of our proceeds are spent on buying shoe voucher gift cards, but 100% of every donation goes toward brightening the life of a child in need!
And not just with shoes!
Every year, a qualifying graduating high school senior receives a Shoes for School Scholarship to help with college expenses!
How YOU can help!
Since our mission relies solely on donations, the most help comes from monetary contributions– no matter how big or small! Every little bit helps! We receive thousands of voucher applications, but sadly we can’t help them all. But the more we expand our mission and the more money that we are able to collect, the more children we can help!
We also need volunteers year-round to help us spread our message and sign up new donors and sponsors. Since we are a non-profit, our student volunteers are eligible to receive community service hours for the work they do. These hours are redeemable through the student’s community service coordinator and can be used to fulfill academic requirements.
If you are unable to donate and unable to volunteer, that’s okay! Spread the word about us and what we do! Someone you know might need our help!
Visit our ‘Help Our Cause‘ page today and help us buy a new pair of shoes for a child in need or visit our ‘Volunteer Opportunities‘ page to sign up as a volunteer! We can’t wait to hear from you and welcome you on our journey to spread kindness!
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