Kids' Shoes Issues

Group 7: Leaders Not Tweeters

"No one has ever become poor by giving" - Anne Frank

Focus Issue

Middle schoolers all around Waco are experiencing social pressure based on appearance. In a survey, 55% admitted to being worried about the things they wear — particularly shoes. Because of income discrepancies among families in the community, some kids don't have the money to pay for popular brands such as Nike, Adidas, Converse and more. Although there are some organizations that provide shoes around the city, they are usually targeted at the homeless or don't consider the social effects of certain brands.

Our Goal

Our plan is to start a community shoe drive to provide top, name-brand shoes to low-income middle school students who need them. We believe that access to popular shoes for all students will help reduce social pressures and the appearance of income discrepancies in schools.

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Brand Survey

In order find out which "popular" brands middle schoolers prefer, we created a survey. You can find the survey by clicking here

Take Action


If you want to volunteer at the shoe drive, click here


If any community members want to donate money or shoes, click here

Sponsor Us

If you're a local business, and you want to sponsor us, click here

What We Learned