2000 Feet Inc

Rating: 4.67 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services

Location: 8342 Delcrest Drive Unit 458 St. Louis MO 63124 USA

Mission: Almost all of the children served by 2000 Feet come from families that face difficulties meeting the basic necessities of life. Many families have less than adequate incomes and several children live in families where one or both parents are incarcerated. As advocates for health and wellness, the Shoes4Kids program educates parents on the importance of general foot care for developing feet and how to select well-fitted shoes for their children.
Target demographics: under-served children and youth
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 400 kids get new shoes
Geographic areas served: St. Louis, MO
Programs: brand new shoes.
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Rating: 4 stars  

I had the wonderful experience of volunteering for a shoe fitting and saw the excitment on the children's faces as they picked out their new shoes. 2000 Feet , Inc., allow the parents to erase one of their concerns by having properly fitted shoes for their children. Children are faced with so many challenges today, social and economic, 2000 Feet, Inc., helps erase some of the stigma they may feel by not having the economic means to purchase shoes for the new school year. Who would not like a pair of shoes that fits well so you can run and play and keep your feet dry and not be constantly reminded that your toes are cramped or that your feet are wet because you have holes in your shoes.

The reason I am a donor is I can see the difference my contribution can make and how dedicated 2000 Feet, Inc., is to the local communities as well as areas that have suffered economic distress due to Mother Nature, earthquakes, hurricans, etc. A teacher contacted 2000 Feet, Inc., about a young student who needed a new pair of shoes. The letter the student wrote back thanking 2000 Feet, Inc., for his new shoes was so thankful and appreciative. But his most awsome words were about his desire to give back to others.

There are so many situations where just a little support and kindess can change the life and spirit of a child.

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Helping one child feel that he is a great individual and know that there are people, that may be strangers, who do care and want to help.

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With the economic conditions, so many organizaitons need funding. 2000 Feet, Inc., is growing and getting their new avenues to raise awareness.

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