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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!