Our Story

Shoes 4 the Shoeless, Inc. 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, we help children eliminate one of poverty’s most visible stigmas.

In Montgomery County, 40.9% of children live in poverty. The majority of them are in desperate need of shoes and socks. Wearing ill-fitting and worn shoes often condemns children to physical, social and emotional problems that last a lifetime. Shoes 4 the Shoeless began in 2010 and has already helped thousands of children in our community.


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


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

A Faith-Based Organization

Shoes 4 the Shoeless is a faith-based non-profit.  What does this mean?  It means we do what we do because we believe we’re called to love the poor in practical, action-filled ways.  We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about this!


Shoes provided to children