Shoes 4 the Shoeless

aka Shoes 4 the Shoeless   |   Dayton, OH   |  http://www.shoes4theshoeless.org

Mission

To provide new, properly fitting gym shoes and socks to local children in need.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Kris Horlacher

Main address

PO Box 41655

Dayton, OH 45441 USA

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EIN

27-3371811

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Single Organization Support (O11)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Since 2010, S4TS has been working to address one of the biggest unmet needs for children living in poverty, a pair of shoes and socks that fits. Our organization is built on the belief that every child deserves the ability to walk and run normally, without the pain and awkwardness that comes from wearing shoes that are too small or large. Children deserve to wear shoes that do not embarrass them because they are falling apart. Children deserve to have warm, dry feet in cold, wet weather. Anywhere there are children in poverty, this need exists. Montgomery County along with surrounding counties have children who are in desperate need for shoes and socks. The majority of children that S4TS helps are located within the Dayton city limits.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Shoes 4 the Shoeless (Shoes and Socks for Children)

Shoes 4 the Shoeless, (S4TS) is a local non-profit that provides new, correctly fitting gym shoes and socks to Dayton area children in desperate need. Through a uniquely efficient and effective system, S4TS helps eliminate one of poverty’s most visible stigmas.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Shoes 4 the Shoeless will relentlessly pursue its goal that no child endures the unnecessary physical and emotional distress that accompanies wearing shoes/socks that are grossly inadequate. S4TS will strive to become a valued organization in our community known for our faith in action.

Presently we help children in a 45-minute geographical radius from the city of Dayton. This ranges south to Middletown, west to Preble County, north to Piqua, and east to Greater Springfield.

We primarily use a school-based shoe delivery system in which administrators, teachers, counselors and parents refer children while we are at their school building for a delivery. Deliveries have served a range of 25-450 students within a three hour time-frame. As of early 2019, we have provided over 90,000 pairs of shoes to local children in need.

We recruit, train, and manage 500 volunteers per month to help facilitate deliveries. Our volunteers work one on one with students to properly size and try on shoes that fit correctly. We are active in fundraising opportunities and grant-writing. Shoes 4 the Shoeless has been fortunate to have a group of donors who choose to support our mission of ensuring that every child in the Greater Miami Valley have the opportunity to own and wear a pair of shoes that fit properly at no cost to them.

We have served in 56 school districts, delivered over 130,000 pairs of shoes, and recruit, coordinate and manage over 500 volunteers each month.

Financials

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Shoes 4 the Shoeless

Board of directors
as of 5/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Stephen Hopf

McGohan Brabender (Retired)

Bryce Stuckenschneider

Loftwall

Travis Kinnison

AeroSeal

Brian Culpepper

James Investment

Eric Marit

Preble County

Stephen Hopf

McGohan Brabender (Retired)

Scott Kujawa

Washington Township Fire/EMS

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/03/2021

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

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