Why Shoes?

We believe shoes can prevent infections, protect feet from diseases, provide economic and educational opportunities, and drive individuals to pursue their dreams. For children whose parents might barely afford food, a new pair of shoes are a luxury.

Shoes keep people happy, thriving and healthy.

In many developing nations, walking is the primary mode of transportation. Every day millions of children and families are exposed to unsanitary conditions that lead to diseases. These diseases lead to sickness, even death. They also keep children out of school leaving them without an education and continuing the cycle of poverty.

With your help, we can provide a life-changing solution: a good pair of shoes.

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Global Poverty

There are approximately 736 million people living in poverty around the globe who can’t afford education and basic articles of clothing like shoes (World Bank, 2015).

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Foot-Borne Diseases

According to the World Health Organization, over 1.5 billion people are infected with diseases that are transmitted through contaminated soil.

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Shoes and socks are reported to be in the “Top 5 items needed” by students for school (Champions for Kids, 2015).

Make an impact today

Your Support

Your gift of $20 will give a child a pair of shoes and a life-changing message of hope. We’re proud that 90% of our expenses go to our mission.

Give Shoes

Together, we can help children in need to realize their dreams – transforming their lives and the future we all share.

Your Impact

Through the generosity of our supporters and the gift of their time and donations, Delano King Foundation will serve thousands of poor children and families around the world with a pair of shoes.