More than 1.5 million kids in the U.S. are homeless.
Every kid deserves to have their basic needs met, and they suffer when that doesn’t happen. Without a good pair of shoes, kids feel embarrassed, discouraged, or left out simply because they lack something most of us take for granted.
“For me, having a new pair of shoes… meant that I was worthy. It meant I had a choice when choice was such a rare commodity in my life. It meant that I could walk and jump and move without pain. It meant that I had dignity.”
– Khadijah Williams, a survivor of homelessness and advocate for homeless youth