Starting a new school year can be intimidating for any child, but it can be even scarier for a child who has experienced a crisis and is in foster care. That’s why Embrace Families has launched a back-to-school shoe drive and is looking for the community’s help.
The nonprofit organization that oversees child welfare in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties hopes to raise enough money to purchase 1,000 pairs of new shoes for kids in their care before the start of school in August. With new shoes, kids can start the school year off with confidence and put their best foot forward.
There are several ways to help:
- Donate funds
- Host a shoe drive
- Share information on social media
At Embrace Families, our topmost priority is the well-being of Central Florida children who have experienced, or are at risk of, abuse or neglect. This is accomplished, in great part, by bringing a sense of stability and normalcy to kids whose disrupted family lives often make them feel forgotten and different from their classmates and friends.
Can you help? To donate today go to: www.embracefamilies.org/back-to-school-shoes
Follow us on Facebook (@embracefamilies) and Instagram (@embracefamiliesfl) as we march towards the goal of 1,000 pairs of shoes in time for back to school.