What We Do
School personnel from Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) and the
Metropolitan School Districts of Lawrence, Pike, Warren, Washington, and Wayne
Townships identify and screen students in need of shoes. New athletic shoes are purchased by Assistance League at a discounted price from a local store retailer.
How We Do It
Athletic shoes are provided through a tracing process. Tracing packets are sent to the designated schools. School personnel trace both feet of each student participating. The shoes are then professionally fitted for each student based on the tracings, bagged and labeled with the student’s name, school, and teacher. Shoes are delivered or picked up by school districts.
Imagine the smile on a child's face and the pride they feel in wearing a brand new pair of athletic shoes. For a child from an economically-challenged family, this is a dream come true. The budget for the Shoes division is $54,000. You can provide a new pair of athletic shoes with a donation of just $27.