Entries by shoefund

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 […]

2016 Brews and Shoes

YOU’RE INVITED! Wednesday, May 25 | 5 – 7 pm  Arcadia Brewing Co., Kalamazoo Silent Auction • Appetizers • Beer Join us for the 3rd Annual Brews & Shoes! You’ll be helping raise funds to provide new shoes for K-5 students. $10 or a new pair of children’s athletic shoes gets your foot in the door. Bring your […]

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Our spring newsletter has sprung – and we gave it a makeover! Here’s a sneak peek at what’s inside: Many thanks to Gina Fischer and the KVCC Design Center for creating our new logo and branding Upcoming Events: Brews & Shoes, Summer Shoe Distribution and more Reflections on the Past 10 Years, by Valerie Denghel, […]

WATCH: 10 Years Of Smiles

This year, we’re not just celebrating 10 years of helping students start school on the right foot with a new pair of shoes. We’re celebrating 10 years of confidence. We’re celebrating 10 years of smiles. We’re proud to share with you our anniversary video, where you can see the students’ smiles and hear a teacher […]

10th Anniversary Press Release

Happy Anniversary, First Day Shoe Fund! 2016 marks a whole decade of providing new shoes to school-age children in Kalamazoo County! Since our founding in 2006, First Day Shoe Fund has distributed more than 19,500 pairs of new shoes to students. Throughout the past 10 years, we’ve expanded to support more school districts, partnered with many […]