Pictured: Miles's siblings were so excited to count all of the donated shoes in the 2020 campaign.
Donate February 13-28, 2023
Donations from our 9th annual shoe drive, which will run Feb. 13-28, will again support the Foster Care Closet of Nebraska! The Foster Care Closet is a donation-driven, volunteer run nonprofit organization that works to restore dignity to children and youth in crisis by enabling them to choose new outfits... including shoes!
Creating the opportunity for children and youth in foster care to make their own choices helps them feel seen and heard. Shoes are an everyday essential many of us take for granted. They are not only a special part of any outfit -- people tend to feel more confident when their shoes are comfortable and reflect their style.
Your donations of NEW kids' shoes will be so appreciated, and make a real difference to the kids in our state who are in the midst of trauma and depend on the Foster Care Closet.
Visit the Foster Care Closet's website to learn more about their important work.
We are collecting NEW kids' shoes for the Foster Care Closet of Nebraska!
Unfortunately, used shoes cannot be accepted. The best shoes are ones youth can run and play in safely. For example, easy-to-clean Crocs (10/10 moms recommend), comfortable street-style sneakers, and good quality trainers and running shoes. Think about what your kids/grandkids/nephews/nieces would like to wear every day and let that guide you!
*If possible, please donate shoes if their original box(es) because this makes receiving a new pair of shoes even more dignifying and special.
What's needed most:
Youth size 13 up to men's size 13
Boys and men's shoes
They will happily accept any donations of NEW shoes though!
How to donate shoes
Venmo Donation Use the Venmo app on your phone to donate funds toward the purchase of new shoes. Funds are needed by Feb. 28, 2023 in the@shoesformiles account.
The Mill Drop off shoes at The Mill's College View and Telegraph locations during regular hours. Shop around while you're there -- and then treat yourself to a spiced chai latte or hot chocolate for being such a generous person.
Amazon Wish List You may purchase shoes from our curated Amazon wish list. Online orders placed by Feb. 28 will be shipped directly to us and added to the final count. Easy peasy! Visit page now.
Other ways to help
Spread the word Tell your friends, family, and co-workers about this year's campaign and how to donate!
Get social Snap a photo of yourself with your shoe donation and share it on social media using the hashtag #shoesformiles.
Support Nebraska CHD research and medical care If you prefer to give a monetary donation in lieu of shoes, we encourage you to consider a gift to the following in memory of Miles Ludvik: Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Heart Center c/o Children's Hospital & Medical Center Foundation 8401 West Dodge Road, Suite 120 Omaha, Nebraska 68114