Our Program

All children should start school on equal footing.

First Day Shoe Fund distributes brand new athletic shoes through local school districts each fall. During the school year, we host distribution events that provide shoes to students at all Kalamazoo County Public Elementary Schools.

First Day Shoe Fund continues to help students in urgent need throughout the school year whenever possible.

Who Is Eligible For New Shoes?

Area Pre-K through 5th-grade students are eligible to receive shoes from FDSF. Shoes are ordered and distributed through participating Kalamazoo County elementary schools.

Our impact

shoes distributed since 2006
shoes distributed in 2022
schools served in 2022
volunteer hours in 2022
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