Our Story

Shoes 4 the Shoeless, Inc. is a local non-profit that provides new, correctly fitting gym shoes and socks to Dayton area children in desperate need. Through a uniquely efficient and effective system, we help children eliminate one of poverty’s most visible stigmas.

In Montgomery County, 40.9% of children live in poverty. The majority of them are in desperate need of shoes and socks. Wearing ill-fitting and worn shoes often condemns children to physical, social and emotional problems that last a lifetime. Shoes 4 the Shoeless began in 2010 and has already helped thousands of children in our community.

Mission

To provide new, properly fitting gym shoes and socks to local children in need.

Vision

Shoes 4 the Shoeless will relentlessly pursue our goal that no child endures the unnecessary physical and emotional distress that accompanies wearing socks/shoes that are grossly inadequate. We will strive to become a valued organization in our community, known for our faith-in-action.

A Faith-Based Organization

Shoes 4 the Shoeless is a faith-based non-profit.  What does this mean?  It means we do what we do because we believe we’re called to love the poor in practical, action-filled ways.  We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about this!

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Shoes provided to children