My New Red Shoes helps homeless and low-income children look and feel confident as they start the school year by providing them with new clothing and shoes and by rallying youth and adults around this effort through volunteer and educational opportunities for individuals, families, schools, corporations, and community groups.
Simple Gift. Remarkable Results.
My New Red Shoes provides Bay Area homeless and low-income children with a $50 clothing gift card and a new pair of shoes so that they can start the school year proud and ready to learn. In 2013, My New Red Shoes served 6,067 school-aged children in Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Contra Costa and Alameda counties. Learn more about how we make a difference here!
Thank you so much for caring for me. I was so excited when I got to school on my first day. I really appreciate the clothes and shoes and I looked great! Those kids at school would have teased me because I had old clothes and I would have been angry. I am very happy. Thank you, thank you, and thank you.” -- Child served in 2013