KALAMAZOO, MI – First Day Shoe Fund, a local nonprofit that believes all children should start school on equal footing, is excited to announce that Andrea Macklin will be the new Executive Director of the growing, 13 year-old organization. Andrea has been active in Kalamazoo’s nonprofit community for nearly a decade. She has experience […]
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We’re Hiring an Executive Director! Although we are sad to see John Curran leave First Day Shoe Fund, we are really excited to see all he will do in his new role as Chief of Staff for Senator elect, Sean McCann! If you are interested in joining First Day Shoe Fund in our mission to provide […]
Please join First Day Shoe Fund for Dine to Donate! Latitude 42 will donate 20% of all food sales at their Portage Road location between 5:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 4th. They also donate $1 for every slice of cheesecake sold in the month of December. Come get some great food and support First Day […]
Fall Shoe Distribution is happening now. During this busy time we stop to thank those who make First Day Shoe Fund possible and reflect on a successfully completed summer season. Inside our Fall Newsletter you will find: Summer Distribution round-up – a summary of what we accomplished together and a thank you to our volunteers […]
Western Michigan Football‘s Fan Fest is the first chance for fans to see this year’s team in person, and the team is inviting fans to bring a pair of new athletic shoes to donate to First Day Shoe Fund. Fan Fest will be on Saturday, August 11th from 5:30 – 7:30 at Waldo Stadium. Volunteers […]
Each year, First Day Shoe Fund is one of the three primary beneficiaries of Harry Fest . This annual fundraiser is held in honor of Harry Stout , a remarkable young man who passed away at the age of 12 in 2005 but left a huge impact on many people in our community. Harry Fest Saturday, September 15th $10 […]
Spring 2018 Newsletter Inside the Spring 2018 Newsletter you will find a recap of another great school year and shoe distribution program, as well as some news of things to come. Including Record-breaking shoe distribution to local children this year Brews and Shoes and more upcoming events New First Day Shoe Fund Board Members Ann Austin, […]
In the 2017 FDSF Annual Report you will find information on our financial performance and support received from people like you in the past year. This is our chance to recognize all of the great people and organizations who donated to support children in Kalamazoo County during the 2017 calendar year. Thank you, Kalamazoo!