Record response fills Kicks for the Kids registration; donation deadline extended

Hundreds of students take home new shoes at Kicks for the Kids event

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.

1,237 pairs of shoes were donated this year for Kicks for the Kids. Thank you! (WJXT)

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.

Kicks for the kids

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

1st Place Sports

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

JTA Headquarters

  • 100 LaVilla Center Drive

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