Your service makes a difference in the lives of grateful children like Celia.
Community engagement has been central to our mission since we were founded in 2006. Since then, more than 11,300 volunteers of all ages have helped My New Red Shoes collect and sort shoes, sew handmade gift bags and create "first day cards." Volunteers have also given incredible support to events, day-to-day work in our office and through their service on our Board of Directors.
Each year, My New Red Shoes offers meaningful, hands-on volunteer opportunities for youth, adults, families, corporate teams and other groups. To date, we have given shoes and clothing for school to nearly 28,000 Bay Area homeless and low-income children because of our dedicated volunteers.
Join in our efforts today!
Host a Shoe Drive Collect brand new, athletic style shoes for homeless children. Set up a collection through your school or office, with your friends and neighbors - even an individual can host a shoe drive. We'll provide you with our shoe drive kit and support along the way!
Host a Fabric Drive My New Red Shoes is always in need of fabric to sew our gift bags. What is something special? In previous years it has included small items such as pencils, erasers, calculators, color pencils, hair tie's etc. For more information on Fabric Drives, please click here.
Sew Gift Bags Each child My New Red Shoes serves receives her gift of new shoes in a colorful, hand sewn bag made by a volunteer! This simple, hands-on project is great for both children and adults.
Create a First Day Card Hand-decorated cards offering messages of encouragement are also added to gift bags along with shoes and clothing gift cards.
On-Site Volunteer Opportunities- Help us sort, organize and count gift bags, shoes and first day cards in our community engagement room! While the majority of our packing and distribution events take place during the summer, we occasionally have opportunities for on-site volunteering throughout the year.
Sewing Volunteer Captain- This position will assist volunteers, ages 5 to 75, in sewing our simple gift bags. No weekly or hourly commitment is required. Help us at a volunteer events in your spare time! Please click here for more information and instructions on how to sew our gift bags. Email Melissa, Community Outreach Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for this position.
We'd also be happy to create a customized project for your school, corporate group, Girl Scout troop, faith-based organization or other group.
Contact our Community Outreach Coordinator at email@example.com to get started today!