S.H.O.E.S. 2020

Shoes Help Our Elementary Students

COVID-19 has changed many things in our world - but children still need S.H.O.E.S. - here is what the program looks like now: 

Partnered Schools

Due to the restrictions of the current Executive Orders in the State of Michigan - In The Image is limited to the amount of children served through S.H.O.E.S.

A limited number of schools with the highest need - based on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program Reports and highest participation of the S.H.O.E.S. Program in past years - were chosen to participate in the initial Fall S.H.O.E.S. 2020 Program. 

As more information becomes available and we continue to track the restrictions of COVID-19, In The Image will continue to evaluate the program and potentially expand to more schools and students. We hope to serve as usual in 2021! 

Current Partnered Schools Include: 

Godfrey Lee

Godfrey Lee ECC

Buchanan - GRPS

Burton - GRPS

Campus - GRPS

Cesar Chavez - GRPS

Dickinson - GRPS

East Leonard - GRPS

Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy - GRPS

Stocking - GRPS


  • Student must be REGISTERED for the 2020/21 school year at one of the PARTNERED schools listed above - attending Kindergarten - 5th grade. 

  • Student must obtain a referral from Kent School Services Network Staff, School Resource Staff Member, or designated S.H.O.E.S. Liaison School Staff Member. 

  • Student must register for a S.H.O.E.S. 2020 Appointment by clicking the button below - use the password from the voucher you receive from your school. 

  • Student and guardian must be present at In The Image to receive shoes - located at 1823 S. Division Avenue Grand Rapids, MI 49507. 


*Only a certain number of vouchers are available due to space constraints. 

THE S.H.O.E.S. Program has ended, please visit www.intheimage.org/expressgiving

Heath and Safety Precautions: 

In The Image will do everything within the organization's means to ensure the health and safety of S.H.O.E.S. participants. 

  • Masks will be required

  • The program will be held outdoors and therefore weather dependent - more information available in your confirmation email

  • Hand-washing stations and/or hand sanitizer stations will be available

  • Strict physical distancing guidelines will be in place

  • Symptom checks including temperature checks prior to entering the program area

  • Please stay home if anyone in your family has come in contact with someone with COVID-19 or is displaying symptoms that could be COVID-19 related - your appointment can be rescheduled!

My Child Does Not Attend a Partnered School: 

We know this is not an ideal situation, we know that you need help and In The Image has been there for you in the past - we promise to be there for you in the future. 

As we get through the first set of partnered schools, In The Image will be evaluating how to continue to expand to the other schools we have worked with in the past. If your child(children) is in need of shoes, please fill out the form below - we will contact you with more information as it becomes available. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding, stay safe and healthy during this school year! 

If you are in need of immediate assistance and emergency services for you or your family, please check out our Get Help page - we are here for you. 

Interested in volunteering at S.H.O.E.S.? 

Help is needed to find the perfect pair of shoes! Please consider volunteering - visit the Volunteer Page by clicking below the button below. 

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Location: 4255 Kalamazoo Avenue SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508     Office Hours: Monday - Friday 10am to 3pm

Donation Hours: By Appointment Only, thank you for understanding!

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