Gaylord Hansen Shoes 2014 Event
The Gaylord-Hansen Shoe Foundation held their New Shoe Event on October 17, 2014 at Perry Elementary. Every one of the 440 kids at Perry Elementary received a new pair of Converse shoes! We were so excited to host our event at the school! There was an awesome BBQ lunch for everyone involved. 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.
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.
According to San Diego County’s Office of Education, there are more than 20,000 homeless school kids in San Diego area. By providing them with the basic needs of footwear, we know it will help give the kids confidence to succeed in school.
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!
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