Once again First Day Shoe Fund invites families of eligible Kalamazoo Public Schools students to receive a free new pair of athletic shoes before the start of the coming school year.

This year’s KPS Community Night & Resource Fair will take place at Milwood Elementary (3400 Lovers Ln, Kalamazoo) from 3:00 – 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 8.

First Day Shoe Fund will distribute a new pair of athletic shoes and socks to Kalamazoo Public Schools students entering the PEEPS program through fifth grade who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. An on-site back to school resource fair will be open during the distribution. Qualifying children must be enrolled in a KPS Elementary for the 2018-19 school year to attend; recipients must be in attendance to ensure a proper fit. Please call 269-271-5527 or email firstdayshoefund@gmail.com with any questions.

At this event families will also have the chance to learn about other youth-centric non-profits and organizations with back to school program information at the adjoining Resource Fair. Thank you to our participating resource fair partners!