Most students
begin a new school year with everything they need: new supplies and new shoes. But feet grow, economic hardships happen, and crises occur. During the school year, these students no longer have the basic needs to attend or succeed at school.

Why new shoes? We think low-income students endure too much shame for things not in their control. You know how you feel when you put on a sweet new pair of shoes? That's the joy and dignity we want all students to experience!

Come along on a journey in 2023 and experience the "why" behind our mission.