“In a half of year teaching, I have distributed over 60 pairs of shoes to students in need at Houston Middle School. I have worked with our nurse to supply students with no means to replace old worn out tennis shoes or give a pair to students that did not even have a pair of shoes or boots. This program is a huge saver for our school. Thanks!”

-Lance Swick, P.E./Math Teacher
Houston Middle School

“The shoes have been such a blessing to our school. We have about 60% of our student body on free/reduced lunch. It is a lifesaver to most of these families.”

-Laurie Bevan PE/Music Teacher
Sutton Elementary School

“This program meets a real need and truly puts shoes and boots on our student’s feet. The look on the kids’ faces…..is priceless.”

– Timothy Andrew, Principal
Creekside Elementary School ASD

“The Basics” is a valuable program that encourages our youth to stay healthy and active by providing children in need with gumshoes and winter gear…. We commend you for your tireless efforts to strengthen the well being of the individuals in the community where we live and operate.

– Denali Kempple, Executive Vice-President
General Counsel Arctic Slope Regional Corporations (ASRC)

“You have stepped in and solved the HUGE problem at Airport Heights Elementary…Knowing that I can get a pair of shoes for any of our students…on a moments notice…is so remarkable to me. Thank you”

– Cheryl Childers, Health/SEL Teacher
Airport Heights, Eagle River, Rogers Park

“I hope you know how much this means to our school. So many of our students come from extreme poverty and this gift has brightened many a child’s life at our school.”

– Cheryl, Health Teacher
Airport Heights Elementary

“This program allows all students the means to proper equipment and therefore the means to be successful.”

– Charissa Chmielewski, Physical Education Teacher
Service High School

“Over 180 pairs of shoes were give to these very appreciative children. Thank you to “Kicks for Kids” and all their volunteers that pay it forward to these precious children whom I care so much about. Your time and effort is very much appreciated.”

– Amy Humsucker, Health Specialist
Ptarmigan Elementary

“The students were so excited and appreciative. I can personally vouch how the donation helped with the students feeling more motivated.”

– Kari Brookover, Physical Education
McLaughlin Youth Center