GTSF Shoe Distributions
Please note that GTSF shoe distribution events are coordinated with partnering schools and/or referring organizations and are NOT open to the public. Participating children have been pre-selected and pre-qualified to participate in the scheduled shoe distribution programs. Walk-ups and/or drop-ins are not accepted.
GTSF Volunteer Guidelines:
GTSF continually has volunteer opportunities available to our community partners! Each of our many shoe distribution events is staffed by caring volunteers whom assist the participating children as they select a properly fitting pair of shoes and complete the GTSF distribution process. We’re always eager to introduce new groups to what we do best — provide children in need with new shoes and socks!
Please note that as a general rule, GTSF does not have volunteer opportunities for minors under the age of 13, even when accompanied by an adult. Minors age 13-17, accompanied by an adult, may volunteer but are restricted to non peer-to-peer activities only such as assisting with socks, bagging, dental kit distribution etc… GTSF never accepts volunteers fulfilling court-ordered community service.
As a result of the COVID-19 CCSD school closure, GTSF temporarily moved out of the school district this year! We’ve instead partnered onsite with fostering, homeless and shelter organizations as well as collaborative youth-based agencies responsible for taking in the displaced students of low-income, working parents to ensure our programming is still reaching the kiddos most in need. After all, the kids’ feet haven’t stopped growing just because they aren’t in a classroom! Our distributions have been dialed back and our efficiency redefined, but we’re still doing what we do! Your support will help fund our current efforts as well as assist us in scaling back up as soon as safely possible!
GTSF’s Spring 2021 shoe distribution schedule is fluid due to constantly-changing community conditions. Check back often for updates…