Shoes for Kids is a 501c3 non-profit organization which was founded in 1988. It's mission is to provide brand new shoes for... school aged children in the East End Area of Houston, Texas.
Over the years it has provided well over 20,000 pairs of shoes and have seen the smiles of thousands of children as they receive their new shoes.
Shoes for Kids began when Mr. Bill Woodby, formerly of Navigation Bank and Yolanda Black Navarro were having a conversation of how they could help needy families during Christmas.
Mr. Woodby recalled how, as a child going to school, he would walk to school with no shoes and felt that this would be a way to not only provide shoes, but help the self esteem of needy children, especially during the Christmas season.
Shoes for Kids started its first year by providing 50 families with a dinner and shoes for their children.
This year we will be hosting the event at Austin High School 1700 Dumble Houston, Texas 77023.