The premise for the creation of Fly Kicks For Kids is very simple. It allows the founders to use their influence and resources to empower young boys and girls ages 5-17 in low-income communities. Data shows that by connecting with young boys/girls and teens early on, it statistically raises the rate of success to further their education and to positively contribute to our society. Both founders can attest that the impact of love and assistance through family, coaches, mentors, and organizations similar to Fly Kicks For Kids had a profound effect on their lives. As adults, the two have figured out the best way to engage with the youth was to form this amazing platform that will build up and enrich kids lives through sneakers. Both founders have already been engaged in community outreach individually having given both time and money to various charitable causes, but through this foundation we can push even farther. Already in phase one which started September 2018 and ended December 2018, we raised over $12,000, collected over 200 pairs of sneakers and gifted over 500 pairs of sneakers to schools, the homeless, The Salvation Army, Goodwill, and group homes. We are hoping to launch phase two in April 2019. Our optimistic but attainable goals for 2019 is to gift at least 2000 pairs of shoes to kids at schools all across the country. Last year it was Cleveland Elementary & Kipp Scholar Academy in Los Angeles and Sister Thea Bowman & Saint Benedict the Moor in Pittsburgh, PA. This year we hope to do Los Angeles, Oakland, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Ohio, Miami and Pittsburgh.
If you represent a shoe brand, want to volunteer, donate shoes/money personally and/or have contacts that can help our cause, please contact us for more information. Your help is greatly needed and appreciated.