Shoes for School is an annual back-to-school event that provides new shoes and school supplies for more than 1,200 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 over 1,200 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.
Volunteers will get our assignment on the day of the event. Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. and park at the Knoxville Area Urban League offices at 1514 E 5th Ave. Last year, we distributed free drinks and hot dogs to families in attendance.
For each YPK member that signs up to volunteer, YPK will donate $10 to provide new shoes for a child in need.
This volunteer opportunity is open to YPK members and nonmembers.