Shoes that Fit Change Drive 8/21-28, 2022

07.22.22 | News, kidsfirstnews, Mission News

    A not-so-funny thing happens at school when your shoes don’t fit, or they are falling apart, or they used to belong to someone else. Suddenly all you can think of are your feet. "My shoes are so tight; I’ll have to take them off. What if my shoe falls apart playing at recess? What if someone teases me about wearing holey, smelly shoes?" After all, new shoes provide dignity, hope, pride and self-esteem. That’s an awful lot of good things in a rather small box, don’t you think?

    New shoes provide dignity, hope, pride and self-esteem

    The First UMC San Diego "Shoes That Fit Change Drive" helps provide new shoes to students in need at several San Diego area elementary schools where volunteers delivered shoes to Adams, Burbank, Central, Cherokee Pt., Porter, Rosa Parks, and Rowan last Fall and this Spring. Past contribution campaigns have provided shoes to more than 3,000 disadvantaged students, helping to change children's lives. 


    We want to be ready for September and the new school year.

    Please bring your change (or bills and checks) to the Shoes That Fit  table on the patio between services on August 21 and August 28 from 10 to 11 . You can also donate online hereThe amount we collect determines how many shoes we can buy.

     "Shoes That Fit" is a national program based in Clairemont, CA that was started at First Church in 2002 to provide shoes and socks to needy children at several of our local schools. Last year we were able to help Adams, Cherokee Pt., Porter, Rosa Parks, and Rowan with 30+ pair of shoes and socks. Past contribution campaigns have provided shoes to more than 3,500 disadvantaged students, changing lives in our local community.