Helping thousands of at-risk children get new, back-to-school shoes
Since 1996, In The Image has worked to provide brand new back to school shoes for at-risk students in Grand Rapids elementary schools. Each year we’ve been able to help over 6,000 students get a step in the right direction to start the new school year. This year we also reached out to elementary schools in Wyoming and Kentwood. With the generosity of our community we were able to give away more than 9,000 pairs of shoes in 2012.
“We’re very grateful to In The Image for their ‘sole-ful’ contribution to our students.”
-Jim Rinck, Board member, Grand Rapids Public Schools
S.H.O.E.S. stands for Shoes Help Our Elementary Students. Each year, In The Image buys new shoes for an average of $13 per pair. Our goal for 2013 is to raise nearly $170,000 to buy 13,000 pairs of shoes.
How you can help
Contributions can be made towards S.H.O.E.S. by making a donation to In The Image. For contact information and on-line information on donations click here.
“Through the generosity of the people in the greater Grand Rapids area, and the companies that partner with us, we’re able to help at-risk and low income students get the school year started out on the right foot.”
- Jay Starkey, Executive Director, In The Image
2012 Participating Schools
Grand Rapids Public Schools
Cesar E. Chavez
Kentwood Public Schools
Wyoming Public Schools