Shoes are one of the most expensive items that families have to purchase for their children. It’s no wonder that when families have to decide whether to put dinner on the table, or buy a new pair of shoes, the choice is clear. But shoes are required to attend school, and too many children miss school altogether or can’t fully participate because they have shoes that are inappropriate, don’t fit, or are completely worn out, leading to pain, shame and embarrassment. Kicks For Kids tackles one of the most visible signs of poverty in America by gifting children in need a Brand-new pair of sneakers to attend school with dignity and joy, prepared to learn, play and thrive.
To qualify, applicants must be referred by a school, agency, or Kicks for Kids Partner. They must be between the ages of 3 and 17; their total household income must be equal to or less than federal poverty guidelines; they must complete an application and interview and must enroll in one of the below programs. Other factors considered for services include academic performance, school behavior,family environment, neighborhood environment, community involvement, ongoing poverty risk, and child factors.
To apply you may download the application by clicking the top link "Application Form" (for the parent to complete). Return paper applications to Kicks for Kids, 162 Spring Street Apt 4 Orange NJ, 07050 or email them to email@example.com
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