Shoes for School

Saturday, August 3rd, 2024 @ Jacob's Building, 9 a.m. - noon


Join us for the 22nd anniversary of the Knoxville Area Urban League's Shoes for School event. With the help of our corporate partners and local nonprofits, we're set to make a big impact in 2024, but we need your help!
Get involved by sponsoring the event, running a booth, volunteering, donating $25 for a pair of shoes, or spreading the word. Save the date for Shoes for School and be a positive force for change.
Your $25 contribution can boost a child's confidence in the classroom. This annual event provides new shoes and school supplies, offering stability and boosting self-esteem for a successful academic year.

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Food for Families

Second Harvest Food Bank of East TN and KAUL are teaming to aid families during the Shoes for School event!
Pre-register today to assist with our organization's efforts and guarantee every family receives food. 
Your address and phone number are vital for safety, allowing us to reach you if food is recalled.

Each household will receive one bag of shelf stable goods and one bag of produce. 

The box will include a mix of shelf-stable goods and fresh produce to meet your family's needs.

Sign up now to secure a food box for your family!

Register NOW!!


Saturday, Aug. 3, 2024
9 a.m.-noon
Jacobs's Building in Knoxville.


$25 will empower children with new shoes and school supplies!


Financial sponsorships, donations, and in-kind contributions should be submitted by July 15, 2024.


Organize shoes and supplies before the event or distribute supplies to families.


Distribute supplies to families and communicate the purpose of your organization.


Youth and family organizations are connecting families with resources.

Sign-up by April 12, 2024


Review the suggested list of school supplies for students in grades K-12.

SHOE ORDER FORM: Shoe orders for children aged 5-12 can be collected at the event or your agency.

FORMULARIO DE PEDIDO DE CALZADO: Los pedidos de zapatos para niños de 5 a 12 años se pueden recoger en el evento o en su agencia.

Sincere gratitude to our sponsors for their generous financial support.
Hundreds of students and families have received vital school supplies and shoes for the upcoming school year.


Shoe Distributer since 2003

The Knoxville Area Urban League is thrilled to spotlight Shoe Carnival's incredible contribution as our shoe distributor since 2003. For over two decades, Shoe Carnival has been an indispensable partner, enabling KAUL to fulfill our mission of providing high-quality shoes to children aged 5-12 in need, free of charge.

Shoe Carnival's unwavering commitment to children, families, and the community is truly remarkable. Their dedication extends beyond providing shoes; they consistently offer low bulk rates, enabling us to maximize our resources and reach more children. Thanks to Shoe Carnival's steadfast support, we've ensured that every child receives a brand-new pair of shoes to kick off the school year on the right foot.

We're immensely grateful for Shoe Carnival's ongoing partnership and their belief in our cause. Their generosity has profoundly impacted countless children's lives, empowering them with the confidence and comfort they deserve.

Shoe Carnival 
 4643 Greenway Drive

Knoxville, TN 37918

(865) 521-5040

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Shoe Carnival 
11176 Parkside Dr
Knoxville, TN 37934

(865) 675-6780

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