Do you know a child in need of shoes for the upcoming school year? Grand Rapids non-profit, In the Image is hosting it's free shoe giveaway this month.

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In the Image S.H.O.E.S Program

For the 26th year, In the Image is supplying new shoes to kids in Kent County. In the Image is a free-of-charge thrift store.

In the Image's S.H.O.E.S. (Shoes Help Our Elementary Students) inspires confidence, physical activity, and inclusion by providing a new pair of athletic shoes to Kent County Elementary Students in Pre-K through 5th Grade.

S.H.O.E.S kicks off on August 8th and is running through September 1, 2022.

Multiple giveaway events are taking place during that time frame at In the Image's location at 4255 Kalamazoo Ave. SE in Grand Rapids.

Who is Eligible for Free Shoes in In the Image's S.H.O.E.S?

To participate in S.H.O.E.S:

  • Student must be registered for the 2022-2023 school year going into pre-kindergarten through 5th grade.
  • Student and parent or guardian must be present to receive shoes.
  • You must sign up each child for a time slot - if you have multiple eligible children, please use a different sign-up form for each.

You can sign up your child here.

How You Can Help In the Image

If you'd like to donate funds to support S.H.O.E.S., you can do so here.

In the Image also accepts donations for the free thrift store at their location on Kalamazoo Ave. Donation Center hours are:

  • Monday - Friday: 10am-2pm
  • Second Saturday: 10am-12pm
  • Third Thursday: 5pm-8pm

If you're interesting in volunteering at S.H.O.E.S 2022 and helping children find new shoes, you can sign up here.

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