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.”
A Thousand Shoes for a Thousand Kids
The Power of Shoes