Shoes and Socks Fund

There is nothing like a new pair of shoes for a child, especially when they have never had new shoes – ever. It’s a small gesture, but it is so impactful, and we know that our donors understand this.

Our Shoes and Socks Fund provides shoes and socks to children around the world so they can be ready for school and prepared to get an education.



Why Are Shoes and Socks Important?

– Shoes and socks protect a child’s feet, give them confidence, and keep them healthy so that they may attend school.

– Without shoes and socks, children are vulnerable to soil-transmitted diseases and parasites that can cause illness, and even death.

– When children are ill, they can miss school and fall behind – and unexpected medical expenses may arise for their families.

A message from our President and CEO, Ronald h. Carter

“Over the years, we have heard many heartbreaking stories about children who are unable to attend school because they don’t have wearable shoes. We have always made a point of providing good, solid shoes to these children, knowing that shoes can be very expensive. As such, our Shoes and Socks Fund has been one of our most meaningful endeavors.”

Read more

A Thousand Shoes for a Thousand Kids

The Power of Shoes 


Giving a gift of a pair of shoes to a child in need can be the difference between them going to school or not.

Consider making a donation today!