My New Red Shoes partners with more than 75 community-based organizations and homeless shelters to identify children in need, leverage the efforts of more than 2,300 volunteers, and step in with a gift that can make all the difference on that all-important first day: a hand-made gift bag containing a brand-new pair of athletic shoes, a gift card for new clothing, a special school accessory, and a handwritten note of encouragement. Also tucked somewhere inside: that boost of confidence that can be the first step toward school participation and future success.
A Step into School is a Step Away from Poverty
My New Red Shoes' hands-on experience and external research clearly show that helping impoverished children feel more comfortable with their appearance positively affects self-esteem and can help them do better in school — an important predictor of future opportunities and a potential first step in breaking the cycle of poverty. New shoes and clothing can help children like Eric, a homeless seventh grader, to face the school year with a spring in his step and a smile on his face.
“Eric was having extreme anxiety about going back to school. He skipped school a lot throughout his sixth grade school year because he was laughed at…” [Eric received his gift bag four days before starting seventh grade.] “Now he … is up on time everyday for school with a huge smile.”
Together we will bring new shoes, clothes and confidence to 6,500 homeless and low-income children this year. Please help with a donation to My New Red Shoes today!
Pack for Pride is here!
This summer, we are providing new back-to-school shoes and clothes to 6,500 homeless children in San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Alameda, and Marin. Pack for Pride is a family-friendly volunteer opportunity and children ages 4+ are welcomed to participate. If you would like to be added to our waitlist for a Pack for Pride date please contact Darlene at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a confirmation email once you have been added to the wait-list. Spots are very limited and will be filled on a first-come-first serve basis.
My New Red Shoes Office/Warehouse:
330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 135,
Redwood City, Ca, 94065
2014 Pack for Pride Volunteer Dates:
Thursday, July 10th--728 Gift Bags Packed!
Thursday, July 17th, 9:00 am - 11:00 am-- 633 Gift Bags Packed!
Thursday, July 24th, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm-- Full
Thursday, July 31st, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm-- Spots Pending
Thursday, August 7th, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm-- Full
Thursday, August 14th, 9:00 am -11 am--Full
Saturday, August 23rd, 9:00 - 12:00 pm- Full
Thursday, September 4th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm- Full
Thank you Goodwill of San Francisco for helping deliver
gift bags to children in San Francisco and Marin!
Please click on the image below for more information about our 6th annual Clothing for Confidence Fashion Show!