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

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


Thank you for your support!

On behalf of the Gaylord-Hansen Shoe Foundation, we sincerely thank YOU for being a HUGE part of our mission. We believe the basic necessity of shoes provides both health and happiness to growing kids. 100% of your donation goes to supplying San Diego School kids of the enlisted military, with the shoes they need to stride towards the opportunities they deserve.

Financial Contributions

New Shoe Event

This year, our New Shoe Event will be held on October 6, 2017 at North Terrace Elementary and Santa Margarita Elementary schools in Oceanside.

How can you help?

  • Individual Donations
  • Business Donations
  • Referral to Companies, Foundations, Organizations, or generous Philanthropists who may be excited about Gaylord-Hansen Shoes

Non-Financial Contributions

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.

  • Clean out your closets and give us your old shoes!
  • Help us coordinate a used shoe drive. We’ll do all the work! Just point us to the right people and we’ll take it from there. schools, churches, sports teams, companies, clubs, community centers and local events related to running, cycling, triathlons, fairs, etc.
  • Volunteer Opportunities! We need help during our New Shoe Event. Click here to sign up!
  • There are many Committee Member opportunities including New Shoe Event Coordinator, Used Shoe Coordinator, Fundraising, etc.Contact us if you would like to help.