The Footsteps Program has been in high gear this Fall and as a result over one thousand students in 16 elementary schools in Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista are walking with new tennis shoes and socks. They also received special Health Kits with items that included: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, comb and a facecloth.
Over 96 of our volunteers have made this possible for families in financial need. Our volunteers include the Professional Working Group who put together the Health Kits, our School Advocates who meet with the schools’ health clerks to determine which children are in need of our services, and many other members who work on making labels, unpacking shoes and socks, bagging them for each child, delivering to the schools and restocking the shelves. Many others work in our Thrift Shop so we have the money to fund this project.