2018 Shoe Distribution Volunteer Sign Ups

Thousands of elementary school children in Kalamazoo County will be fitted with free new athletic shoes to start the school year, and we are inviting you to volunteer with us and help find the right pair of shoes for each of these kids!

Over 150 volunteers take part each year in our shoe distribution programs, which take part both in the Summer and Fall. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference in a young person’s life and have fun with our elementary students in the process.

For students enrolled in KPS Summer School, programming will take place during morning hours from Monday, August 6 to Thursday, August 9. Wednesday, August 8 is our evening Community Night and Resource Fair for KPS families. You can click here to sign up for Summer Distribution volunteer shifts today.

In the first days of school in September, all eligible students in the Kalamazoo County districts we serve will be able to turn in an order form for new shoes. Our volunteers will work over the next several weeks to prepare these orders and deliver them to the schools. Can you commit to help us deliver thousands of pairs of new shoes in the first month of the school year? Click here to sign up for Fall Distribution.

If you experience difficulties with the SignUpGenius or have any questions please email John at
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Thank you for supporting First Day Shoe Fund and children in Kalamazoo County!