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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 athletic shoes to children who qualify for free or reduced price lunch, as set by the federal government and attend school at a participating Kalamazoo County elementary schools.

In 2018, that meant 4,751 children received our shoes – but we know there is a lot more need in Kalamazoo County.

We want all children to experience the best that school can offer them. New shoes help foster self-esteem, prevent bullying, allow students to participate in sports, and fulfill a basic need that parents may not be able to afford.

By partnering with First Day Shoe Fund you will increase your footprint within the Kalamazoo Community. If you wish to sign on, please complete the form below. Click here to print and mail your form.

Sponsorship Opportunities

$250 – Sponsor a Classroom

• Shoes for approximately 25 students
• Recognition in FDSF Newsletter, Social Media, Website

$500 – Brews and Shoes Sponsor

• FDSF Newsletter
• News release to local media
• Social Media (Facebook & Twitter) • FDSF Website

$1,000 – Sponsor a Small School

• Shoes for approximately 100 students
• Your logo printed on the packaging of each shoe order at 1 school
• Your logo on signage displayed at annual Community Shoe Distribution event
• Recognition in FDSF Newsletter, Social Media, Website

$2,000 – Sponsor a Large School

• Shoes for approximately 200 students
• Your logo printed on the packaging of each shoe order at 1 school
• Your signage displayed at annual Community Shoe Distribution event
• Recognition in FDSF Newsletter, Social Media, Website

$5,000 – Brews and Shoes Presenting Sponsor

Match donations from supporters up to $5,000 at our flagship “Brews & Shoes” fundraiser each Spring. 250+ attendees and tons of fun! Recognition in all media forms:

• FDSF Newsletter (Bi-Annual)
• All Brews and Shoes event signage • News Release to local media
• Social Media (Facebook & Twitter) • FDSF Website

Sponsorship Form

Sponsorship Levels (check one or more):

Other ways to give back

Corporate Giving

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!

AmazonSmile

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to First Day Shoe Fund. It’s a win-win! Bookmark it and support us every time you shop!

Attend Our Events

Attending events, like the popular Brews & Shoes, is a great way to support the organization and efforts of our board and volunteers who help coordinate them. Plus, you’re supporting local businesses! 

Donate New Shoes

So you walked by the clearance shoe rack while shopping, immediately thought of First Day Shoe Fund, and filled up your cart with shoes for an incredible deal? Air five, bargain hunter! We’d be happy to coordinate a pick up or drop off; contact us for arrangements.

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