BENEFITING: GIVE HOPE FIGHT POVERTY
I started It Starts With Shoes in 2012 in San Diego, Ca. I see the needs for homeless and impoverished children and want to help them have a better future. I want to let them know that there are people out there that care about their lives and that they are not alone in their fight against poverty. I save my spare change, recycle cans and bottles, take donations from friends and family (whether that be clothes, food, shoes, toys, etc), anyway that I can raise money to provide the things that are so simple in a child's life but so necessary. I have bought and donated 20+ pairs of shoes so far, but I want to up my game and be able to do way more. With the 10,000 dollars that I hope to raise I will be able to apply for a 501c3 tax exempt status from the IRS and be 100% legal and legit. I would also take the rest of the money to a manufacturer of shoes and work out a deal that would benefit so many children. I know it's a far fetched idea to think that one person can make a difference but let me tell you this. Individually we are a single drop, but together we are an ocean! I do not want your money. I want your support and your participation. I want your humanity!