“Thank you for giving me new shoes”
Our Footsteps program provides new school shoes to children whose families cannot keep up with growing feet and daily wear and tear.
Through referrals from school principals and counselors, ALNC aids children from Oceanside, Vista, and Carlsbad elementary schools and MAAC Project Pre-school sites.
Most Wednesday mornings during the school year, we meet a bus load of kids at a Payless ShoeSource store. Our members team up one on one with each child so they can pick out shoes that fit and that they will be proud to wear to school.
The excitement and appreciation that the kids exhibit makes this such a rewarding experience for all of our members. Some of the children we meet have never been shopping for a new pair of shoes.
Each child also receives 6 pairs of socks and a health kit. We appreciate Payless ShoeSource as a great partner in this project.