All children should start school on equal footing.

First Day Shoe Fund provides new athletic shoes to students in need at  Kalamazoo County public elementary schools. 

“After students received their new pair of shoes, I saw an improvement in their overall confidence. They walked into the classroom with their heads up and smiles on their faces. They were excited to show their peers and truly felt good about themselves. This program provided the opportunity for ALL of my students to FEEL pride.”

Mrs. B., Kindergarten

What's Going On:

We’re Hiring!

Executive Director Compensation and Benefits:  Base salary: $45,000 – $55,000 annually, with  a yearly health insurance stipend, 10 paid  holidays, 3 weeks of paid vacation,

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Our Impact

shoes distributed in since 2006
shoes distributed in 2020
schools served in 2020