Get Involved

With your help we can empower students to put their best foot forward.

Join our mission

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 your expertise to help guide a committee (or even the board), or simply make a financial donation, we are incredibly grateful for each and every giving gesture. Together we can empower students to put their best foot forward.
A child in a playground holds a colorful swirl-patterned ball, focusing on their pink sneakers and the ball.

Other ways to give back

Check or Money Order

Send a check or money order, made payable to First Day Shoe Fund to:

First Day Shoe Fund
5416 Meredith St
Portage MI 49002

Host a Fundraiser

From raising funds through your social media platforms to hosting a fundraiser at your monthly book club, golf night or dinner party - there are countless ways to add FUN to your fundraiser!

Corporate Giving

Check with your company to see if they math donations or channel your inner (friendly) competitor and host a fundraiser at work. We see a lot of “Casual For A Cause” donations, but the possibilities are endless!

Stock Market

Stock Donator is a secure, fast and simple way to gift stock. They take care of all the paperwork and notify you when funds are disbursed.

Planned Giving

By donating through planned giving, you have the ability to make a significant and lasting impact, leaving a legacy that will benefit generations to come.

Learn more about our mission