According to the Clark County School District, a lack of shoes and socks significantly contributes to educational deficiency in the area. Children with ill-fitting shoes have a harder time focusing in class, and in some cases, not owning shoes may cause children to skip school altogether. Goodie Two Shoes Foundation (GTSF) aims to alleviate the stress caused by worn or ill-fitting shoes as a poverty identifier by donating new shoes and socks to children in need.
GTSF’s staff members measure kids’ feet on-site to ensure a proper fit before sending children to explore a large traveling inventory of shoes. A community volunteer leads children through the stock, which is made up of high-quality and name-brand athletic shoes to ensure students can select the same styles that their schoolmates are wearing. Children pluck their favorite pair and wear it home, and for many kids, the shoes they choose from Goodie Two Shoes are the first new shoes they have ever owned. By providing children with new shoes, the foundation aims to eliminate an identifiable sign of poverty, provide children with a sense of empowerment by letting them choose their own pair, and improve their self-esteem and performance in school.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help provide new shoes for children in need. If G-Team members raise $300, then Goodie Two Shoes Foundation can provide 20 children with fittings and high-quality athletic shoes. Each additional donation will go toward the purchase of another new pair of shoes for one child. G-Team members who bring their vouchers for this campaign to the Rockin’ Walk on September 21–23 will receive a free GTSF lunch cooler.
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