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Our Footsteps program provides new school shoes to elementary students in need. Struggling families, facing challenge of keeping up with the wear and tear of growing feet, receive help.

Help Kids Get Shoes
A woman tying a shoe to a nine-year old child.

Help us "Step Up!"

Through referrals from school staff, Assistance League of North Coast aids children from Oceanside, Vista, and Carlsbad elementary schools.

Most Wednesday mornings during the school year, you will find us meeting kids at their school. Members team up one-on-one with each child to help them pick out a pair of shoes that fit and are good playground wear. Each child's shopping experience is complete with a pair of shoes, six pair of new socks, a kit of hygiene items, and an extra bounce in their step as they proudly return to classroom activities. The excitement and appreciation that the kids exhibit makes this a very rewarding experience for all of our members.

Would you like to help? Volunteer with us!

Would you like to help our elementary school children step up to academic success? Consider a donation for a pair of shoes and six pair of socks. Costs is $25.00. Or perhaps you would like to join us in our efforts to make sure a family's lack of resources doesn't serve as a distraction to learning for any child.

Questions? Just contact us!

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