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2017 KPS Community Shoe Distribution – Wednesday, August 9th

First Day Shoe Fund Community Distribution 2017 Your child qualifies for FREE athletic shoes if all 4 apply: – Attends Kalamazoo Public Schools – Pre-Kindergarten to 5th Grade – Qualifies for Free or Reduced-Price Lunch at School Did not receive shoes during summer school Shoe Pick-Up Place and Time:     Maple Street Magnet Middle School […]

First Day Shoe Fund Elects Leadership at Annual Meeting

At First Day Shoe Fund’s Annual Meeting on February 22nd, 2017 we reviewed the accomplishments of First Day Shoe Fund and its partners in 2016. We also looked ahead to the coming years. With her term of office expiring, President Ann Gunia elected to retire from the board of directors after serving since 2010. Board […]

2015 Annual Report

As we wrap up fall shoe distributions in 2016, we look back to thank all of those who supported us in 2015 and made it possible to provide enough shoes for all of the children who qualified for our program. Thank you to all of our 2015 donors! Click here to view our 2015 Annual […]

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Our fall newsletter is out! Inside you will find: Summer Distribution round-up – a summary of what we accomplished together and a thank you to our volunteers and partners! What People Are Saying: Highlights from our survey of participants in this year’s summer distribution A Note From The Executive Director Many Thanks to some tremendous supporters from […]

Meet Our New Executive Director

It is our pleasure to announce that John Curran will be the next Executive Director of our growing 10-year-old organization! “We are thrilled to welcome John to the First Day Shoe Fund,” says Board President, Ann Gunia. “John brings a hard-working attitude and a passion for social equity to the role and will be instrumental […]