About us

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Gaylord-Hansen Shoes Mission

Our Mission is to provide San Diego school kids of the enlisted military, an opportunity to enjoy the fun and excitement of getting a brand new pair of shoes, and feeling the exhilaration of running faster, jumping higher, & striding towards a bright future!

Gaylord-Hansen Shoes believes in the importance of putting your best foot forward. That can be challenging with ill fitted shoes. Children wear their shoes for over 30 hours a week. If their shoes are uncomfortable, or they are not the right fit because they have outgrown them, this could definitely affect a child’s mood, causing them to lose focus. Studies show that kids do better in school if they are physically active. If a child’s shoes restrict their natural movement patterns, he or she is less likely to want to run, jump and play, which could have a damaging effect on their education. We believe the simple gift of athletic shoes can be a new lease on life for a child.


The Gaylord-Hansen Mortgage Team donates $50 per closing on behalf of every borrower to help fund the organization. Additional funding comes from generous individuals, businesses, charitable foundations and others who also want to help San Diego school kids of the enlisted military.

Used Shoe Program – Year Round Shoe Drives

All year long, we hold used shoe drives throughout San Diego County; collecting gently worn shoes of all shapes and sizes and giving them a new path with the help of a partnering recycling company. Funds raised  are just the first ripple of benefits. Items in good condition are exported to developing nations meeting the demand for quality shoes at a low cost, waste is deferred from landfills and numerous employment opportunities are created both in the U.S., and abroad. We are passionate about making a difference on a multitude of levels, and encourage any individuals, business or organizations willing to hold a used shoe drive to please contact us by clicking here.

Gaylord-Hansen Shoe Foundation

The Gaylord-Hansen Shoe Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization. The organization’s primary funding source is the Gaylord-Hansen Mortgage Team, a branch of loanDepot. The Gaylord-Hansen Mortgage Team donates $50 per closed loan to the foundation.

The Gaylord-Hansen Mortgage Team

The Gaylord-Hansen Mortgage Team at loanDepot serves the San Diego region and strives to offer borrowers mortgage solutions that are right for their unique needs. Comprised of the best minds in the industry, every member of the team plays an integral role in the Gaylord-Hansen vision. The Gaylord-Hansen Mortgage Team aims to deliver the very best client experience possible.