Shoes 4 Schools
Shoes 4 Schools is a program dedicated to providing new shoes to children in the Pasco County school system. The program works hand-in-hand with local school’s Headstart and ABC program coordinators. Currently, 15 schools are enrolled in the program with hopes of expanding to all school across Pasco. A new pair of shoes is not only adequate footwear, but it also helps build developmental skills, self-esteem and most importantly brightens a child's day.
Shoes 4 Schools runs on generous donations from the community to provide adequate footwear for children in areas of need. Drop box locations can be found in local business around Dade City and Zephyrhills. We encourage other business to spread the word and increase our number of shoe box locations.
Purchasing something as simple as a pair of shoes may be difﬁcult for families that struggle
ﬁnancially. Many rural areas lack the necessary resources needed to provide clothing and footwear to local families. Children in rural or impoverished areas often attend school with timeworn sneakers. While decent footwear may not be the priority, it does affect their schooling, self-esteem and growth in the long run. Shoes 4 Schools would like to tackle this obstacle by delivering a new pair of shoes to underprivileged children in all areas to see them grow and flourish.
Shoes 4 Schools is one of our programs in which we seek to improve the quality of life for individuals by providing hope and help to those in need. We aim to deliver 2,400 pairs of shoes in the next 12 months and steadily increase our goal over the upcoming years. Make a Difference, Inc. offers social, economic and educational resources to anyone who may need it.