GTSF Is on Its Way to 100k
On March 2, 2017, at our Gene Ward Elementary School shoe distribution, GTSF outfitted our 90,000th child in need with new shoes and socks! We are well on our way to reaching the unbelievable milestone of having outfitted over 100,000 of our community’s most critical-needs students with new shoes and socks! Step up and join us!
GTSF Marks Milestone of Outfitting 75,000 Children in Need
On December 2, 2017, at our West Prep Elementary/Middle/High School shoe distribution event, we outfitted our 75,000th child in need with new shoes and socks! That’s a whole lot of smiling faces and dancing feet!! Get in step with GTSF as they march toward outfitting 100,000 Southern Nevada children in need!
GTSF Marks Milestone of Outfitting 50,000 Children in Need
On September 20, 2014, at the Lowman Elementary School shoe distribution event, we outfitted our 50,000th child in need with new shoes and socks! That’s a CRAZY number big enough to fill a football stadium! And, when you take into consideration that we outfitted 20,000 children in our first nine years of operations and another 30,000 in just the past three, that’s pretty darn cool!
New Partners Putting Their Best Foot Forward on Behalf of GTSF
As we prepare for the 2014/2015 school year and our 25 planned shoe distribution events, we are very excited to announce several new community partners including: Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Silverton Casino, Clearwater Paper, Somers Furniture, 96.3 KKLZ and 102.7 The Coyote! We look forward to working with you, and all of our outstanding community partners dedicated to making a difference!
6pm.com Named GTSF 2014 Patron of the Year
At the 6th Annual Evening of Heart n’ Sole event held on May 17th, 2014, GTSF named 6pm.com our 2014 Patron of the Year! The 6pm.com team has been intregral to our operations over the past 24 months and their giving spirit and enthusiasm for the work we do made it possible for us to successfully outfit 10,998 children during the 2013/2014 school year! We couldn’t have done it without them and that’s why we love Graham, Sue and all the 6pm crew… Make sure to check out www.6pm.com!!
5th Annual Evening of Heart n' Sole Event Rocks the M Resort
GTSF wishes to thank everyone involved in supporting this year’s incredible Heart n’ Sole event!! It was our best year yet, raising over $100,000 for GTSF and the children we serve! Special thanks to Zappos.com, Guy Fieri, the San Diego Chargers, Chef Barry Dakake, Jon Castagnino, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open PGA TOUR Event, and the Attack Aviation Foundation for taking us over the top!!
Southwest Gas Fueling Good
GTSF is very proud to have been selected by the Southwest Gas Work Place Giving Committee as a Fuel for Life Campaign partner for 2013. SWG encourages a culture of giving, and SWG employees have a long and proud history of making a meaningful difference. Thank you, Southwest Gas, your employees and community volunteers!!
Miracle Mile Shops Drives Change
Throughout the month of February, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino collected all the change tossed into its fountain and indoor rainstorm and donated it to GTSF! We’re still counting, but we can tell you that this huge change drive is like pennies from heaven!! Thanks MMS!!
Book Publisher Harlequin Acknowledges More Than Words
In January, book publisher Harlequin presented GTSF with a check in the amount of $15,000 in honor of our co-founder, Nikki Berti, being named one of three 2012 national More Than Words Award recipients. Each year, Harlequin acknowledges outstanding women from across North America whom are dedicated to philanthropic work in their communities. We are proud to have Nikki among this select group of women making a difference!
Wells Fargo Foundation Gives BIG during 160th Anniversary Celebration
The Wells Fargo Foundation made a $10,000 donation to Goodie Two Shoes to mark their 160th Anniversary Celebration. The generous monetary support assisted GTSF in outfitting 400 children in need at Park-Edison Elementary School, and more than 50 Wells Fargo employee volunteers put their best foot forward at the event! Thank you and CONGRATULATIONS! Wells Fargo, you make the community a better place to live!
Mercedes Mix Selects GTSF as her Charity of Choice for Vegas Gives Event
Morning DJ Mercedes Martinez has chosen GTSF as her charity of choice for the November 13th, 2012, Vegas Gives event at the Palazzo. Each of the 8 chosen ladies, representing eight Las Vegas charities, are encouraging friends and fans to join in the party in an effort to raise dollars for their favorite organization. The gal with the most friends in attendance, “WINS!!” So, consider joining us for the party!
Co-Founder Nikki Berti Receives National Philanthropic Award
In October, 2012, GTSF co-founder Nikki Berti was named as one of five national finalists honored with the Harlequin More Than Words Award, which recognizes outstanding women in the field of philanthropy! Cool!
Goodie Two Shoes and a Decade of Making A Difference
On October 27th, 2012, GTSF marked a DECADE of Making a Difference when they hosted their 10th Annual Giveaway event on Make A Difference Day!! 445 children received new shoes, socks, backpacks, school supplies, toys and dental hygiene kits as part of the back-to-school series which in the month of October outfitted over 1,600 children in need in Clark County!
Ellen DeGeneres Tweets about Goodie Two Shoes
On February 8th, Ellen tweeted about GTSF and our January 20th shoe distribution event, which outfitted 400 children in need at Whitney Elementary School! Awesome! Thanks for the shout-out!!
USA WEEKEND Magazine Selects GTSF as All-Star Finalist
USA WEEKEND Magazine and the Gannett Foundation named GTSF one of only 9 national finalists for the Make A Difference Day All-Star Award. The nine previous national Make A Difference Day Award winners were chosen for their continued commitment to community service and volunteerism.
Walmart Foundation & Their S. Nevada Associates Kick-In BIG
The Walmart Foundation and their Southern Nevada associates proudly presented the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation with a state grant in the amount of $66,000 to support our mission and programming. With the assistance of Walmart & Sam’s Clubs volunteers, GTSF kicked off the giving by outfitting 402 children in need at JT McWilliams Elementary School on November 18th, 2011.
Goodie Two Shoes Makes a Difference 20,000 Times
The 9th Annual Goodie Two Shoes Giveaway outfitted 1,548 children in need from 13 After-School All-Stars elementary and middle school programs, as well as five Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson, on Saturday, October 22nd, 2011. The event marked GTSF’s ninth year participating in national Make A Difference Day events. During the event, GTSF served their 20,000th child, Joshua C., whom was very excited at all of the applause and the acknowledgement gift of a Walmart gift card. In addition, like all of the other excited participants, he received new shoes, socks, a backpack full of school supplies and lunch before getting an autograph from Converse skater pro Kenny Anderson.
EZPawn Puts their Best Foot Forward to Support GTSF
EZPawn awarded GTSF a generous grant of $2000 as part of their community give-back program. The company will continue to host fundraising events at their 16 Vegas-area locations to benefit GTSF as well as other organizations whom provide valuable services to those in need in our community. Way to go, EZPAWN!
PGA Tour Wives Association (PTWA) Hands On with GTSF
On Wednesday, September 28th more than a dozen PGA Tour wives and Lady Shriners joined GTSF in outfitting 201 children in need at West Prep! From the new shoes and socks, to the Slidin’ Thru sliders, to the once in a lifetime pairing opportunity, this was an event to remember. Thanks, PTWA, for helping us build a better foundation one foot at a time!
Charley Hoffman Foundation Gives to Las Vegas in BIG Way
Charley and Stacy Hoffman know how to throw a heck of a fundraising party! Joined by celebrity friends like George Lopez and a dozen PGA pros including Chris Riley and Andres Gonzales, CHF raised and generously donated over $20,000 to each of five Las Vegas charitable organizations including GTSF! That’s a whole lot of smiling faces and happy feet! Thank YOU!!
Celebrity Servers at Morten's Featuring Charley Hoffman & Friends
Join PGA TOUR player Charley Hoffman along with other PGA TOUR players and their celebrity friends, when they trade in their nine irons and putters for plates and aprons. Join GTSF for good fun and great food! http://mortonsmlfcharleyhoffman.eventbrite.com/
3rd Annual Evening of Heart n' Sole Event Rocks the M Resort
GTSF’s 3rd Annual Evening of Heart n’ Sole fundraising party was a huge hit with attendees! From the magnificent location poolside at the M Resort to the delicous carving stations and lively libations, the party did not disappoint. The band, The Limit, rocked the house all night except when the live auction stole the show!! From a photo sessions with an award-winning photographer, to a day with the Metropolitan SWAT team,to a pit crew experience with the Menzies Motorsports Baja Racing Team, to a trip to the BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans and 40-yeard seats, to a VIP party for 10 ladies at Bvlgari in Crystals at CityCenter, to our most-favored guest, Smudge, what more could you ask for in opportunities to support GTSF!!
Ghost Adventures Crew Represents at the Heart n' Sole Event
Fans of the Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures tv show were acstatic when Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin were in attendance at GTSF’s 3rd Annual Evening of Heart n’ Sole event at the beautiful M Resort in Las Vegas. There was no paranormal to investigate but the there definitely was an amazing party!
Professional Athletes and Celebrity Chefs Give It Up for GTSF
Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri fired up our world by donating a pair of signed shoes and a Triple D signed cookbook to our June fundraising party! Adding to our auction list of celebrity signed shoes were also tennis pro Sam Querry, MLB Colorado Rockies #20 draft pick pitching-phenom Tyler Anderson (Oregon), snowboarding guru Shaun White and a racing legend John Force.
PGA Pro Charley Hoffman and MLB 2009 All-Star Shane Victorino Kick In
New in the house… PGA Pro Charley Hoffman and Philadelphia Philly Shane Victorino add their signed cleats to GTSF’s upcoming 3rd Annual Heart n’ Sole auction scheduled for Saturday, June 4th, 2011 at the M Resort! Don’t miss the BEST fundraising PARTY in Vegas. Join us and maybe walk away with Charley’s or Shane’s shoes…
GTSF Makes A Difference to over 1,600 Children in a Single Day
On Saturday, October 23rd, GTSF hosted its 8th Annual Goodie Two Shoes Giveaway at the Orleans Arena. Partnering with the After-School All-Stars, Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson and St. Jude’s Children’s Ranch, the Giveaway provided each child with a new pair of shoes, five pairs of socks, an event t-shirt, backpack full of school supplies, lunch and more! 97.5’sDJ So Hype kept the place hopping while pro skater Kenny Anderson, returning for his seventh Giveaway event, signed Converse posters for each of the kids. Metro’s SWAT team displayed their armoured vehicle and Las Vegas Wranglers mascot “Duke” gave the kids high fives! Over 300 volunteers made the day possible and ensured that each child went home with a new pair of shoes and a smile!
Charley Hoffman Foundation "Aces" For Goodie Two Shoes
BIG news!!! GTSF was chosen by professional golfer Charley Hoffman and his wife, Stacy, as one of five charities to benefit from their inaugural Charley Hoffman Foundation Vegas Pro-Am Tournament on Monday, October 18th at TPC Summerlin, host of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open, an official PGA TOUR event. In a check presentation on THE HILL early Monday evening, Charley and Stacy presented GTSF with a check in the amount of $12,500!! We are so thankful to have their support and we wish Charlie continued success on the Tour! Click here to learn more about the Charley Hoffman Foundation and the great work they are doing both in Vegas and San Diego!
GTSF Inaugural Rockin' Walk Huge Success
On Sunday, October 17th, over 500 walkers turned out to take part in GTSF’s inaugural Rockin’ Walk at the TPC Summerlin Golf Course! Channel 13’s Shawn Tempesta was on hand to cheer on the crowd, hand out prizes from the roving prize patrol and introduce the Nellis Color Guard and National Anthem singer, Danielle Usiak. It was a gorgeous day on The Hill and we want to thank everyone who turned out to lend their support by purchasing a sponsorship, walking one of the three courses, raising funds on behalf of GTSF and bringing such great energy and enthusiasm to the day’s activities. We also want to thank everyone whom stayed through the unintended lag to get up close and personal with Justin Timberlake at the youth golf clinic. This year’s event was so well received that we’re already planning for next year… THANK YOU!!
Pro Skateboarder Kenny Anderson Designs GTSF Inspired Converse Shoe
Gold and black rules! Check out this video with Kenny Anderson demonstrating how he designed a GTSF inspired Converse shoe on Converse’s design-your-own-shoe website. Want a pair? I know I do! PLAY VIDEO NOW!
Congratulations to the Law Firm of Dennett Winspear!!
GTSF is proud to announce that the Law Firm of Dennett Winspear collected the most pairs of sneakers in the Law for Laces Shoe Drive Challenge! They win lunch for their office and the GTSF “BEST FOOT FORWARD TROPHY” for their outstanding support! And, the office lunch winner drawn from among our participating firms donating five or more pairs of sneakers, was Rice Silbey Reuther & Sullivan!!
SPECIAL THANKS to all the wonderful Las Vegas law firms that participated in our inaugural Law for Laces Shoe Drive Challenge benefiting GTSF!
Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and City Council Present Key to the City
What an amazing day! Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and the Vegas City Council presented our co-founders, Nikki and Tony Berti and family, with the Key to the City today in honor of their Foundation’s work within the community, and Nikki being named a People/MLB All-Star Among Us!! (She tongue-in-cheek promised Mayor Goodman she’d bring a MLB team home to Vegas!)
GTSF Co-Founder and CEO Named People/MLB All-Star Among Us Winner
GTSF is proud to announce that our co-founder and CEO was named a People Magazine/Major League Baseball All-Stars Among Us national winner!! Congratulations and don’t forget to check out the MLB All-Star game July 13th at 8:00pm ET on FOX!!
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Nikki Berti Named to MLB/People Magazine All-Star Campaign
Goodie Two Shoes Foundation co-founder Nikki Berti named by People Magazine and Major League Baseball as an All-Star Among Us! Tune in to FOX at 8:00pm ET on July 13th for the pre-game ceremony! Special thanks to Major League Baseball, PEOPLE Magazine and the Colorado Rockies for this honor! Learn more about all of the winners by visitingwww.peopleallstars.com!
Pro Skaters Tony Hawk and Kenny Anderson Lend Support to GTSF
A big THANK YOU to Tony Hawk and the Tony Hawk Foundation, Kenny Anderson, Elwood, Converse and Chocolate Skateboards for stepping up to lend their support to GTSF’s May Heart n’ Sole fundraising party. Thanks for adding amazing one-of-a-kind personal items and experiences to both our silent and live auctions and thanks for making a difference in the lives of children in need! You guys are the best….
2nd Annual Heart n' Sole Event Rocks the M Resort
Despite crazy winds, the 2nd Annual Evening of Heart n’ Sole, the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation’s largest fundraising event of the year, rocked the M Resort on Saturday, May 22nd with live entertertainment by the band Ponder, delicious food, lively libations, an incredible silent auction and an amazing live auction called by emcee Kendall Tenney. The more than 200 guests in attendance raised the roof, er the patio, with their enthusiasm, energy and support and helped raise over $55,000.00 on behalf of GTSF and the children they serve! THANK YOU!
Las Vegas Art Community Puts Its Very Best Foot Forward
On Saturday, May 8th, the Las Vegas art community came together to create a truly one-of-a-kind art auction to benefit Goodie Two Shoes. Over 50 participating artists contributed their talents and presented 50 pairs of the most uniquely decorated shoes featuring everything from newsprint, to rhinestones, to feathers and more… The affair was great fun and the accelectic mix of art lovers, Goodie Two Shoes fans, artists and collectors created an intense energy, which fueled a very successful auction… Thank you to all of the artists, fans, media and friends whom attended and significantly contributed to Art n’ Sole’s success.
GTSF Mobile Shoe Unit Makes Stop at Zappos
The GTSF mobile shoe unit recently spent a day at Zappos’ corporate headquarters to showcase the new unit, which has already outfitted 3,000 children this year, speak with Zappos employees and thank the company for their valuable support. About 95% of the product currently featured in the unit is a direct result of our partnership and we can’t thank them enough for helping us make a difference, one foot at a time! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypLtJjjwaw8
One of a Kind Art Auction to Benefit GTSF
On Saturday, May 8th, in conjunction with inVision, a Las-Vegas based creative coaching firm,we are hosting an event called Art n’ Sole at Ferraro’s Restaurant. Fifty amazing artists have come together and painted fifty pairs of shoes for a silent art auction benefiting GTSF. Many of the artists are local but others are sending shoes from as far away as New York and San Francisco. This event is creating a major buzz in the art community and we’ll be posting some photos of these amazing, one of a kind wearable pieces in the coming weeks! Click here for more information!
Pro Skater Kenny Anderson Makes Good for Goodie Two Shoes
Once again pro skater Kenny Anderson deserves lots of love!! Yesterday, Kenny flew into Vegas just to spend the day with our May Heart n’ Sole event KA party package auction winner. He’d promised an hour of personalized skating attention as well a complete boarding package and head-to-toe aparal from his own line AND he did not disappoint. Our winner was decked out with new board, pants, shirt and shoes AND for three plus hours, Kenny offered one-on-one skating pointers to all the kids in attendance, rode the rails, rocked the jumps and ramps, provided signed posters and showed us that skateboarding takes true athleticism and talent. How’s that for awesome! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXRZRO-nYpI&feature=related
Evening Mesquite Club Auction WOWS Goodie Two Shoes AGAIN
The Evening Mesquite Club’s 25th annual holiday craft auction, benefitting GTSF for the second consecutive year, was held on November 19th, 2009 and was a smashing success! MC/Auctioneer Linda Tannenbaum kept the bidding action lively and had us roaring with laughter all in the name of Goodie Two Shoes. Special thanks to her and all of the wonderful ladies at Evening Mesquite for their talents, gifts, community support and ability to host a great party!
PGA Champ Martin Laird Goes All the Way for GTSF
Fellow Colorado State Alum, Martin Laird, needed a few extra holes, but in the end, the 26-year-old defeated UNLV graduate Chad Campbell and then George McNeill to win the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open at TPC Summerlin. Immediately following, he didn’t say anything about going to Disneyland but he did promptly sign a pair of golf shoes for GTSF! Martin, congratulations on your first PGA tour win and thanks for thinking of us!
7th Annual GTSF Giveaway Sets New Participant Record
Unbelieveable! With the assistance of generous community partners and amazing community volunteers, the 7th Annual Goodie Two Shoes Giveaway outfitted 1,582 children in need with new shoes, socks, backpacks, school supplies, lunch and more in a single day! What an amazing day making a difference in the lives of so many children in need! And, special thanks to our participating celebrities: pro skateboarder Kenny Anderson, former NFL player Anthony Simmons and Ms. Earth Nevada, Tiffany Yanke for spending the day with us and engaging all of the participants.
Country Superstar Tim McGraw Steps Up for GTSF
We’re very please to announce that country superstar Tim McGraw has stepped up in support of Goodie Two Shoes and autographed a pair of custom, hand-tooled Lucchese boots bound for our 2nd Annual Heart n’ Sole celebrity shoe auction — May 22nd, 2010 at the M Resort. If you’re a fan of GTSF as well as one of country music’s hottest stars, then these boots might just have your name on them!
$300K Engelstad Family Gift Helps GTSF Hit the Road
Amazing! Fantastic! Incredible! We’re doing the ultimate happy dance over here!! GTSF is very excited to announce that the Engelstad family has graciously sent GTSF packing — packing that is to move into a new 4,000 square foot facility! In addition to the new home, by the end of the year GTSF will be hitting the road with a new mobile unit, a shoe-store-on-wheels, if you will, courtesy of the Engelstad’s amazing generosity! So keep your eyes peeled for our new 48′ custom trailer, which will allow us to expand our operations and take our programming directly to 10,000 children in need, annually! Honk when you see us because we might just be making a difference at a school or event near you!
National Charity League of Green Valley Cares About Kids
The National Charity League of Green Valley held a backpack drive over the summer and recently donated 20 backpacks for our Lowman Elementary School shoe, sock, and backpack back-to-school event, benefitting 300 children in need Thanks, Ladies, for caring about the children in Clark County.
Former New England Patriot Tedy Bruschi Walks the Walk for GTSF
As a pillar of the New England Pats defense for fourteen seasons, NFL veteran Tedy Bruschi knows a thing or two about winning; He also knows the importance of giving back. In support of our next celebrity auction, Tedy has just donated an autographed pair of cleats, straight from the game field. (thanks Linda!) Given his longevity in the league and his Hall of Fame future, we truly appreciate his support and wish him a healthy and winning season.
Two Local Children Make a Sweet Donation to GTSF
During a recent community garage sale, two local children, Tanner and Peyton Prussin, elected to send their sale proceeds to GTSF. To sweeten the donation, they sold cookies and lemonade. The result was a very sweet donation of 50.00!! We appreciate these community-minded youngsters and thank them for their generous support of children in need!
The Evening Mesquite Club selects Goodie Two Shoes AGAIN
The Evening Mesquite Club, a women’s organization founded in Las Vegas in 1911, has chosen GTSF as the beneficiary of its annual holiday craft auction scheduled for Thursday, November 19th, 2009. The event will be held at the Mesquite Club located at 702 E. St. Louis Avenue in Las Vegas. GTSF is very honored to have been selected as the benefiting charity for two years in a row. The event is great hometown fun and provides a wonderful boost to Goodie Two Shoes programming! Tickets information will be posted here in the fall. So, mark your calendar and plan on joining Tony and Nikki Berti for a great evening of crafts, food and fun…
Inaugural Heart n' Sole Event Huge Success
If you joined us at the magnificent M Resort for our Evening of Heart n’ Sole on May 22nd, then you already know how much fun was had by all! From the rockin’ 80’s music of LoveShack to the fabulous swooning of Earl Turner, from the incredible gourmet food spread to the celebrity signed shoes and one-of-a-kind silent auction, Heart n’ Sole had something for everyone! And, the proof is in the fundraising… thanks to all of our generous sponsors, donors and attendees, Heart n’ Sole raised over $50,000 for GTSF. WOW!!! The goal of securing the mobile programming unit, (shoe-store-on-wheels) is closer than ever! And, if you missed out on this year’s fab party, don’t worry, we’re already thinking ahead to next year and how we’re going to double the fun!
Natalie Gulbis and Jerry "The Shark" Tarkanian Jump In with GTSF
Hot LPGA tournament winning champion Natalie Gulbis and 43-year collegiate head basketball coach Jerry “the Shark” Tarkanian jumped in to support the Goodie Two Shoe Foundation’s upcoming Heart n’ Sole event by providing their very own pairs of autographed celebrity shoes. Natalie’s are fresh of the golf course and you won’t want to miss Jerry’s addition to our incredible collection.
Daddy's Girls Support Goodie Two Shoes
Angela and Vanessa Simmons are following up their starring roles on MTV’s Run’s House with their own show called Daddy’s Girls and on a recent stop at Fashion Show Mall in Vegas, they donated an autographed pair of sneakers from their very own Pastry line. The rhinestoned, pink and purple shoes are hot and if you take them home from the Heart n’ Sole silent auction in May, you’ll, in turn, be helping GTSF provide shoes and socks to many, many children in need. You go Girls!
Pro-Skateboarder Kenny Anderson at YOUR House
We love the celebrities who lend support to Goodie Two Shoes and pro-skater Kenny Anderson deserves lots of love!! He recently knocked our socks off when he offered up a one-hour Las Vegas appearance for our Heart n’ Sole VIP exclusive auction. If you’re the winning bidder, Kenny will go to your Las Vegas home or specified location for a child’s birthday party or special event! In addition, Kenny’s going to outfit him/her from head to toe with shoes, pants, a shirt and jacket from his own apparel line. And just to make sure your little X-Gamer has it all, he’s going to throw in a complete boarding package! How’s that for awesome! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXRZRO-nYpI&feature=related
M Resort Hosting an Evening of Heart n' Sole
Mark May 22nd, 2009 on your calendars and join us for a rocking evening of Heart n’ Sole at the newly-opened M Resort on Las Vegas Boulevard South. Join Tony and Nikki Berti for the VIP Reception at the Hostile Grape and then check out the Main Event, pool-side! There will be delicious food courtesy of the M restaurants, libations courtesy of Deluca Liquor & Wine, entertainment, local celebs, and a one-of-a-kind silent auction featuring unique items and all of the celebrity shoes we’re always telling you about! Details will be available soon so check back here for more information! www.themresort.com
Justin Timberlake Puts His Best Foot Forward for GTSF
Justin Timberlake has children on his mind! Not only does he lend his support to the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open, a PGA Tour official event right here in Las Vegas, but he also took time out of his busy schedule to sign a pair of white, Nikes for GTSF. We can’t sing his praises enough but we’ll certainly try… Justin, thanks for being an awesome role model, for making great music and for your sincere interest in assisting children in need. You’re the best!
The Evening Mesquite Club Tolls for GTSF in a BIG Way
The Evening Mesquite Club, a women’s organization founded in Las Vegas in 1911, hosted their annual holiday craft auction in November and raised a whopping $5455.00 for GTSF. Nikki Berti joined Master of Ceremonies, KTNV Channel 13 reporter and anchor, Tiffani Sargent, on stage and together they led the rowdy and enthusiastic auction crowd bidding on hand-crafted items big and small. Big thank you to the Evening Mesquite Club for their dedication, enthusiasm and giving spirit in the the name of children in need!
Southern Highlands Prep Students Black and Blue for Goodie Two Shoes
Mrs. Malone’s 5th grade class at Southern Highlands Preparatory School “scared” the student body into donating $305.00 for Goodie Two Shoes. Their Halloween “haunted house, ” with a .25 cent entry fee, was a huge hit with the entire student body and they did a GREAT job of designing, building and implementing the project on behalf of GTSF! To continue the spirit of giving into Thanksgiving, the SHPS student body participated in “Blues for Shoes.” In exchange for a $1 donation to GTSF, students were allowed to ditch their uniforms and wear blue jeans to school on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. SHPS’s BfS inititative raised another $198.35! Way to go, kids!!
In Step with Tennis Champ Andre Agassi and Skateboard Guru Tony Hawk
Andre Agassi, one of the best tennis players of all time and, Tony Hawk, grandmaster of the skateboard, have stepped up to support GTSF by generously donating autographed shoes for our celebrity shoe auction. Andre’s support is a grand slam for us and we’re proud to add his autogaphed Adidas to our line-up. Tony Hawk is doing double duty and this is the second pair of autographed Adios he’s sent our way. Awesome!
Pro Skater Kenny Anderson and UNLV Men's Basketball Coach Lon Kruger Step Up for the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation
Kenny Anderson is celebrating the birth of his twins and Coach Kruger’s Rebel team is about to kick off the season but they still stepped up and donated a pair of autographed shoes for our celebrity shoe auction. Kenny directly designed and developed his donated shoes, by Adio while Coach Kruger put forth some BIG size 14, Uptempo Double Takes by Nike.
6th Annual Goodie Two Shoes Giveaway Outfits 1,524 Children in Need
Outfitting over 1,500 disadvantaged children from 13 Southern Nevada Boys & Girls Clubs in a single morning with new shoes, socks, backpacks, school supplies, lunch and more is no easy task . But on Saturday, October 25th, GTSF and hundreds of community volunteers did just that! Thank you for your tremendous support and for truly making a difference in our community!
NHRA's John and Ashley Force Rev Up the Pace
Fifteen-time NHRA World Champion John Force and racing phenom daughter, Ashley Force, have revved up the celebrity shoe auction by generously donating two pairs of autographed Simpson racing shoes to GTSF.
Brown & Brown Insurance of Nevada flip-flopped for Goodie Two Shoes
For nearly three months, Brown & Brown employees donated funds in order to wear flip-flops to the office on Fridays. One employee, with really gnarly feet (their words not mine) who shall remain nameless, facilitated contributions by agreeing NOT to wear flip-flops! The net result was a $1250 employee donation matched by a $1250 Brown & Brown donation. Fantastic!
LaDainian Tomlinson (LT), Jessica Simpson and Tony Hawk Step Up
San Diego Charger running back LT, singer Jessica Simpson and professional skateboarder Tony Hawk stepped up to support GTSF by recently donating autographed shoes for the GTSF Celebrity Shoe Auction. LT offered up a pair straight from the practice field, Jessica provided a signed black pair (Layla) from her own line and Tony’s most certainly have seen the face of a skateboard.
Paris Hilton and Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman offer Fancy Footwork
Celebutante Paris Hilton and Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman are the latest celebrities to lend their support to the upcoming Goodie Two Shoes Celebrity Shoe Auction. Ms. Hilton kindly donated a pair of autographed pink/purple heels (Zula) from her own line while Mayor Goodman preferred to sign multi-striped athletic shoes, which he considered to be “very cool” and fitting for the Mayor of the “Greatest City in the World.”
The Evening Mesquite Club selects Goodie Two Shoes
The Evening Mesquite Club, a women’s organization founded in Las Vegas in 1911, has chosen GTSF as the beneficiary of its annual holiday craft auction scheduled for November 20th, 2008. The event will be held at the Mesquite Club located at 702 E. St. Louis Avenue in Las Vegas and KTNV Channel 13 reporter and anchor, Tiffani Sargent, has graciously agreed to serve as Master of Ceremonies. The event is sure to be great fun and provide a wonderful boost to Goodie Two Shoes! Tickets information will be available soon. So, mark your calendar and plan on joining Tony and Nikki Berti for a great evening…
Goodie Two Shoes joins forces with Henderson Back 2 School Celebration
On August 23rd, 2008, GTSF joined forces with multiple agencies including the Salvation Army, Nevada Hand, Henderson Welfare Office, HopeLink, Giving Life Ministries, St. Jude’s Children Ranch and Boys & Girls Clubs to provide almost 400 disadvantaged children with new shoes, socks and backpacks during the 7th Annual Henderson Back 2 School Celebration. All together, the event assisted close to 1500 school children in need.
Leadership Las Vegas Class of 2008 chooses Goodie Two Shoes
The Goodie Two Shoes Foundation is pleased to announce that the Leadership Las Vegas Class of 2008 has selected GTSF as the beneficiary of their class project. The collaboration will result in 500 disadvantaged Las Vegas children receiving new shoes, socks and more during a one-day March event recently dubbed Smiling Soles.
Goodie Two Shoes Wins National Award
In 2005, the Goodie Two Shoes Giveaway was proudly recognized by USA WEEKEND Magazine, actor and Philanthropist Paul Newman and his food company Newman’s Own and the Points of Light Foundation as one of the 10 best Make A Difference Day events in the country.
In 2010, Goodie Two Shoes received the Make A Difference Day Encore Award. Chosen by USA WEEKEND Magazine and the Points of Light Foundation, the national award recognizes one previous Make A Difference Day national winner for their continued commitment to community service and volunteerism.
In 2012, Goodie Two Shoes was named one of nine national finalists for the Make A Difference Day All-Star Award, formerly known as the Encore Award. Again, this national award recognized one previous national Make A Difference Day award winner for their continued commitment to community service and volunteerism.