JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Over 1,400 local children were registered to receive free shoes for the new school year in less than 24 hours, forcing the Kicks for the Kids organizers to close sign-ups. This was the largest response to the program since the group and News4JAX began partnering on the annual shoe drive in 2014.
There is still a high demand for donations and any help would still be appreciated. You can still donate a pair of new shoes for a child through Sunday, July 31.
Our drop-off locations this year are WJXT Channel 4, Closets By Design, 121 Financial Branches, 1st Place Sports, Meow and Barks Boutique, Fragrant Body Oilz, 1 Foxy Lady Café, The Cake Bar and the second floor lobby at JTA headquarters. Addresses for our drop-off locations are below.
The Kicks for the Kids shoe giveaway will still be held August 4-6 at The Bethel Church. Families must have an appointment for each child. The Bethel Church is located in the Hogan’s Creek neighborhood at 215 Bethel Baptist St, Jacksonville, FL 32202.
Drop-off locations for new shoes:
WJXT Channel 4
- 4 Broadcast Pl., 32207
Closets By Design of the First Coast
- 3728 Philips Highway, Suite 301, 32207
121 Financial Branches https://121fcu.org/locations/
1st Place Sports https://1stplacesports.com/storelocations/
Meow and Barks Boutique
- 1537 San Marco Blvd., 32207
Fragrant Body Oilz
- 4251 Lenox Ave., Suite 2, 32205
1 Foxy Lady Cafe
- 1837 N. Pearl St., 32206
The Cake Bar
- 4006 Main St. N., 32206
- 100 LaVilla Center Drive