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Fall 2019 Newsletter


Sponsor Increase your footprint in kalamazoo county. First Day Shoe Fund has delivered more than 33,000 pairs of shoes to local children in our first decade of existence.With your help, we can do even more in the coming years. At the beginning of each school year First Day Shoe Fund provides one new pair of […]


Volunteer Volunteer Opportunities First Day Shoe Fund needs volunteers throughout the year. Click here to sign up to receive updates about volunteer opportunities or contact us using the form below and let us know where you’d love to lend a hand! Distribution Events Volunteers do everything from checking in/out students, to fitting them for and helping them select […]


Donate Giving Levels $2: Shoelaces$10: One pair of shoes$150: PEEP classroom$250: Classroom Sponsorship$1000: Small School Sponsorship$2000: Large School Sponsorship If interested in giving at the sponsorship level, please click here. All donations are tax-deductible, and we have 501(c)(3) non-profit status. Because of this, we can stretch those dollars much farther!  three ways to donate Online […]


Our Sponsors Thank You to Our 2019 Shoe Distribution Sponsors! Sponsoring Schools of 200+ Shoes Sponsoring Schools of 100+ Shoes Sponsoring One Complete Classroom interested in being a sponsor? Does your company or community organization want to sponsor a local classroom, school, or event in support of First Day Shoe Fund?  Learn More Thank You […]


Contact Us From volunteering to awesome ideas. No matter your question, we’re happy to help. Mailing Address:5416 Meredith StreetPortage, MI 49002 Learn more about our services CLICK HERE


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Our Mission First Day Shoe Fund provides new athletic shoes to school-age children in Kalamazoo County who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. We believe that all children should start school on equal footing. about us First Day Shoe Fund (FDSF) is a local, grassroots initiative whose mission is to provide a unique service to […]


Giving here because of you. First Day Shoe Fund is able to continue giving back to our community because of the generosity of individuals like you and local organizations. The vast majority of shoes we give out to children each year are purchased using monetary donations from supporters like you. Whether you can give your time to volunteer, lend […]