THE FREE SHOES FOR SCHOOLS PROJECT
SchoolShoes.co.uk launched July of 2019 with a huge point of difference. We don’t just want to sell shoes; we want to make a positive impact where we can. Where better to start than with those that need help the most? A little change can go a long way, and that’s the hope with our Free Shoes for Schools project. The more schools that we can grow a partnership with, the more children we have the potential of helping.
In 2017, it was reported that over 14 million people are living in poverty within the UK, 4.5 million of these are children. Living in poverty means that these families are unable to afford basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter. Most parents don’t have to think twice about buying school footwear for their children, however if you are living in poverty, it may be the choice between buying a pair of shoes or feeding your family for a week. It is unfortunate that these same children that live in poverty are often the ones that face bullying within their school life. This can greatly affect a child’s confidence and is something that will likely burden them for the rest of their lives. We believe that working with schools on our Free Shoes for Schools project, we can help towards improving the day-to-day lives of children across the UK.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Each school that we work with will be given 20 unique vouchers per academic year. These are to be distributed by the school to the children whom they believe need them the most. Once these have been distributed, the parents can go online to SchoolShoes.co.uk and place an order, just like any other. The voucher will entitle them to 1 free pair of shoes of their choice. The process from ordering to delivery will be no different to that of one paid in full.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED...
The more schools that we can enrol into our project, the better. There is no limit to the number of schools that we can work with. If you are interested in signing up your school, then please fill in the form below.