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With your help, we can reach our goal of raising over 25,000 pairs of shoes this year! Donate today!

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Gaylord Hansen Shoes 2016 Event


The Gaylord-Hansen Shoe Foundation held their last Shoe Event on October 7, 2016 at Hancock and Miller Elementary schools in San Diego. Every one of the kids received a new pair of Converse shoes! We were so excited to host our event at the school! We are so grateful for the 50 volunteers who helped with all aspects of the event. Each student received a pair of shoes, 3 pairs of socks, a t-shirt and a goody bag with nutritious snacks.


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Every day kids are running, playing, and growing

Gaylord-Hansen Shoes has the goal of putting 1,000,000 shoes on San Diego school children. Join us in our mission to keep our kids in need fitted so they can keep moving forward.

There are an estimated 175,000 military personnel & families in San Diego

According to NBC San Diego, there are more than 95,000 military personnel in San Diego, with the number totally closer to 175,000 when including their families. By providing them with the basic needs of footwear, we know it will help give the kids confidence to succeed in school.

Each Donation Matters!

  • $30 1 Pair of New Shoes
  • $150 5 Pairs of New Shoes
  • $300 10 Pairs of New Shoes
  • $750 25 Pairs of New Shoes
  • $1,500 50 Pairs of New Shoes
  • $3,000 100 Pairs of New Shoes
  • $7,500 250 Pairs of New Shoes
  • $15,000 500 Pairs of New Shoes
  • $30,000 1,000 Pairs of New Shoes

Help us reach our goal of raising more than 25,000 pairs of shoes this year! Donate today!


We want to give back to the community for all the support the community has given to us. As a kid, I always loved to get a new pair of sneakers. I always felt I could run faster and jump higher when I got my new shoes. When we heard about the HUGE need for so many kids in the San Diego Unified School District, we knew we had to help. Providing new and used shoes is a simple way we can give back.

My absolute favorite day of the year is going to the New Shoe Event and seeing the kids have a blast picking out new shoes. I can’t wait to do it again next year!

– Bill Gaylord

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