When families are struggling financially, they often cannot afford new shoes for their students. Students arrive at school with wet and cold feet, unable to fully participate in recess and Physical Education classes.
Kicks for Kids, a program of Highline Schools Foundation, provides new shoes and socks for students who have outgrown their shoes or whose shoes are falling apart.
Update from Kathy Allen, Family Liaison at Madrona Elementary
“The first day I received shoes from Kicks for Kids, I gave out four pairs. The next day, two students with holey and broken shoes came into the office from recess because there was ‘something wrong with their shoes’ – both left with a new pair of shoes as well as a student who couldn’t participate in PE because she was wearing her sister’s shoes – that were four sizes too large for her.”