Providing New Shoes to Children Without(March 2011) Through our partnerships and the kindness of our loyal supporters, Americans Helping Americans® has provided 1,992 pairs of new shoes and 7,145 pairs of new socks to children in the Appalachian region since July 2010.  Providing New Shoes to Children Without (March 2011)

In populations as poverty stricken as in Appalachia, it is easy to recognize that many children face long, wet

Providing New Shoes to Children Without

walks to school and do not have proper shoes to protect them from the elements.

Through our partnerships and the kindness of our loyal supporters, Americans Helping Americans® has provided 1,992 pairs of new shoes and 7,145 pairs of new socks to children in the Appalachian region since July 2010.

Children in Appalachia live in a region where approximately 52 percent of them live in low-income households and approximately 21 percent live in poverty, as opposed to the national averages of 18 percent and 46 percent, respectively. Many children make the long daily trek to school by foot, often in ragged, hole-filled shoes that have been passed down from sibling to sibling.

Not only do these children receive a new pair of shoes, they receive self-confidence and a healthy dose of personal pride.

Learn about our other Appalachian programs.