Knoxville Area Urban League


Knoxville Area Urban League Shoes for School

Shoes for School is an annual back-to-school event that provides new shoes and school supplies for 1,000 area children. Each spring, we work with other non-profit agencies to help us identify and register children age 5-12 who most need the help. Purchasing shoes and school supplies for 1,000 children is a big undertaking, but seeing the delight on the kids’ faces and knowing that providing these basic necessities helps them feel more comfortable and confident with their peers makes it all worthwhile.

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We invite you to support Shoes for School. Donate today by clicking the “Donate” button below or mailing a check to the Urban League at 1514 East Fifth Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917.

Saturday, August 9, 2014
9:00am – 12:00pm

Caswell Park
620 Winona St
(next to Cansler Family YMCA)

 Another opportunity for involvement is booth sponsorship. Booth sponsors are an important part of Shoes for School. Each year, about 35 organizations – including corporations, sororities, area non-profits, churches and others – host booths that include a game or activity for the kids and give away school supplies. Shoes for School is an exciting, carnival-like atmosphere, and it is an excellent community service/team building project for employees. If your organization is interested in participating or if you’d like more information, contact Ola Blackmon-McBride (; 865-524-5511).

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