The “Heels for HEALS” shoe drive was initiated in 2005 by a HEALS, Inc. staff member who noticed many of the children wearing shoes too small, too large, or in such poor condition they were unfit to wear to school. Upon her concern, immediate action was taken to create this beneficial and rewarding program for HEALS patients.
Now, not only does HEALS provide children with a free and caring medical home, they give away a brand new pair of athletic shoes to every child that visits the clinics for their yearly well-child checkup.
Though it might be easy for some of us to take such items for granted, never underestimate the power of new, warm socks and shoes.
It’s not just about the shoes!
Beyond the bright smile and boost in confidence a new pair of shoes presents in kids, “Heels for HEALS” also serves as a much needed incentive for the parents to bring their children to this important yearly visit. The program enhances the relationship between HEALS and the family, instills a feeling of trust, and serves as a reminder for parents and children of the value of good health and hygiene.
Donate to Heels for HEALS
Donate online and type Heels for HEALS in the “Comments” section
Purchase a NEW pair of athletic shoes suitable for boys or girls
Shoe sizes needed most
Male sizes: Child 9.5-4.5 & Adult 6.5-13
Female sizes: Child 9.5-4.5 & Adult 5, 5.5, 8-12
Socks sizes: All sizes for males or females
Collected items can be delivered to the HEALS Administrative Offices
Contact Julia Wall or call 256-428-7560 if you have any questions!
An enthusiastic “Thank You” to those who supported our
February 2013 Heels for HEALS shoe drive!
In February, we asked our wonderful and generous community to donate money or a new pair of athletic shoes to our Heels for HEALS program and fulfill the needs of our kids! Thanks to a long list of donors, our goal was reached! Now, our patients will have a new pair of shoes to help them take a step in the right direction!
Our Goal : REACHED!
$5,000 or 250 pairs of shoes by February 28th!