SNEAKERS ARE AN OPPORTUNITY
At Pasos, new stylish sneakers are an opportunity to increase confidence and academic achievement. Children with worn-out shoes are more likely to experience bullying, isolation, and low morale. Our shoe drives intentionally target children from families experiencing temporary financial hardships or that are unhoused.
Our handpicked stylish shoes help student feel ready to learn.
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Our sneakers are more than just a pair a shoes. We curate every pair of shoes we give out to make sure they are comfortable and most importantly, stylish. This is crucial to us as sneakerheads.
The right pair of shoes can build confidence and boost academic achievement.
Our motto is "we won't buy what we wouldn't wear."
"You have taken one less stress from me with this help for my kids."
- Single mother of four children
HOW IT WORKS
We partner with local schools, community members, homeless shelters, nonprofits etc. to identify the students that need our assistance.
We host two big shoes drives a year - one before back to school and one before Christmas. We distribute between 500 to 600 pairs of shoes per annual drive, for a total of 1,000 pairs of shoes per year.
We also host smaller drives for individual schools throughout the year and distribute about 100 pairs per drive.