Pictured: Miles's siblings were so excited to count all of the donated shoes in the 2020 campaign. A total of 227 pairs were delivered March 3 to the People's City Mission -- shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world.
Donate February 7-21
The 2021 campaign, held Feb. 7-21, will support low-resource families who depend on the Asian Community & Cultural Center for support. We've added new ways to participate without having to shop in retail stores -- see details below!
We are collecting NEW kids' shoes -- sizes toddlers to teenagers!
Used shoes cannot be accepted. Please avoid flip-flops and special occasion shoes. The best shoes are ones youth can run and play in safely. For example, Crocs, trainers, and running shoes.
The Asian Community & Cultural Center currently needs these sizes for both boys and girls:
Toddlers: sizes 4-13
Youth: sizes 1-7y
How to donate shoes
Venmo Use the Venmo app on your phone to donate funds toward the purchase of new shoes. Funds are needed by Feb. 21 in the@shoesformiles account.
Amazon Wish List You may purchase shoes from our curated Amazon wish list. Online orders placed by Feb. 21 will be shipped directly to us and added to the final count. Easy peasy! Visit page now.
THREADS/Footloose & Fancy Drop off shoes at 1219 P St (12th & P Downtown)during THREADS/Footloose & Fancy's regular hours. Shop around while you're there -- and then treat yourself to a latte or hot chocolate next door at Starbucks for being such a generous person.
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