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Wanted: Volunteer Coordinator

In collaboration with the Executive Director, the Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, training, organizing and managing volunteers for the First Day Shoe Fund (FDSF).  The Volunteer Coordinator is a non-paid position.  This position is seasonal and part-time, the most eventful times occur between May – October each year.  The Volunteer Coordinator will report directly […]

New Executive Director

We are very excited to welcome our new Executive Director, Heather Haigh, to the First Day Shoe Fund! Heather has over 20 years of professional and volunteer experience in the non-profit sector. Most recently, Heather served as President …of the Board of Trustees at Kalamazoo Country Day School and currently serves as Past President and […]

The End of Summer 2013

This week’s fall like temps have reminded us that summer is coming to an end.  While we do find time to squeeze in a trip or two away from “the grid,” summer is still our busiest time and we’ve wrapped up another summer distribution. While the summer distribution is our big event, we have had […]

FDSF In the News! Summer 2013

The Kalamazoo Gazette‘s Mickey Ciokajlo attended and volunteered at our most recent Summer Shoe Distribution. First Day Shoe Fund provides tangible boost, real smiles for school children who need them

Will Ride for Shoes!

Follow our Executive Director as she prepares to ride 100 miles to raise funds for the First Day Shoe Fund: Ride for Shoes    

Looking Back on 2012 and Ahead to 2013!

Happy New Year! 2012 saw a lot of changes, as well as growth, for the First Day Shoe Fund. We’re looking forward to more of the latter in 2013 as we complete our expansion into the Comstock community including both elementary schools in the distribution for fall 2013. 2012 saw the retirement of Founder Valerie […]

FDSF in the News!

First Day Shoe Fund Expands to Comstock! FDSF closed out 2012 with a trial run of our expansion to Comstock. Click the above title for a link to MLive’s coverage of Giving Tuesday and our trial run for 2013.