While many kids enjoy the final days of summer, their families are getting ready for the upcoming school year. Sadly, the thought of going back to school can be a stressful time for some kids, because they don’t have something that most of us take for granted—a pair of shoes.
Studies show that when kids feel good about their appearance, it improves both their self-esteem and their performance in school. We think every child deserves to start the school year on the right foot, and we’re determined to make that happen through our “Kicks for Kids” shoe drive. We will be collecting shoes from August 1 through August 15 to benefit kids through the King County Boys & Girls Clubs and Mary's Place.
You can help make a difference in the lives of local low-income kids by dropping off a pair of new or gently used tennis shoes (kids’ sizes 1–9) at one of our participating Windermere offices. You can also bring them to the Windermere Summer Splash event on August 16 at Green Lake in Seattle.
Thank you for your support and for helping children get a great start on the school year!