The Knoxville Area Urban League wants to take big steps for the event’s 20th anniversary – provide 2,000 pairs of shoes to area schoolchildren. With the help of partners like Covenant Health, TVA, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee and so many local non-profit agencies, we’re on our way to reaching that goal. But we need you, too!
Get involved in Shoes for School by signing up to sponsor, donating to provide a pair of shoes or sharing this information with someone who could benefit or help. And mark your calendars for Shoes for School on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m.-noon at Caswell Park in Knoxville.
Stay tuned here and on social media for exciting updates as the event approaches.
Shoes for School is an annual event that provides new shoes and school supplies for area children. These back-to-school basics give students stability and boost their self-esteem so that they can successfully start a new year in the classroom.
We work with other nonprofits to identify and register children ages 5-12 who need the most assistance. The coordination and costs are great, but the satisfaction of seeing students’ smiling faces at the event and knowing that they will be more at ease with their peers is priceless.
Please support Shoes for School by clicking the “Donate” button below or mailing a check and the completed form below to the Knoxville Area Urban League, PO Box 1911, Knoxville, TN 37901.
Thank you to our booth sponsors!
Knox County Health Department
Knoxville Area Urban League
Community Health Navigators
New Direction Health Care Solutions
Great Smoky Mountain
Council-Boy Scouts of America
Cherokee Health Systems
Community Action Committee (CAC)
Ham ‘N Goodys
Jack and Jill of America- Knoxville Chapter
MEDIC Regional Blood Center
University of Tennessee
Mortgage Investors Group
Alpha Phi Alpha
Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians
Vulcan Materials Company
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee
Young Professionals of Knoxville
DJ Sir Marlon Brooks
Faith Promise Church
TVA Employees Credit Union
Lewis Thomason law firm
C.C. Russell Lodge
Delta Sigma Theta
Master Academy of Barbering
The annual Shoes for School program is made possible by our generous sponsors, nonprofit partners and community supporters. To get involved, contact Ahnna Estes at 865-524-5511.