Consistent with our vision to transform society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience, APTA is working with Shoes4Kids to provide underprivileged children with new athletic shoes and socks.
The NEXT 2019 service opportunity will benefit Chicago's Woodlawn Community Elementary School, which is part of the Small Schools Coalition offering students an African culture-centered curriculum in reading, language arts, math, science, cultural arts, and social science. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a solid foundation of values.
Bring new shoes and socks to NEXT
NEXT attendees may bring NEW athletic shoes and socks (unisex shoes and socks are best). View needs list via Sign-up Genius.
Shoes4Kids collection bins will be located outside of the House of Delegates (June 10-12) and at NEXT through the close of registration (exact location TBA).
Ship new shoes and socks to Chicago
Ship to: Babette S. Sanders, PT, DPT, MS, FAPTA
Professor and Assistant Chair for Student AffairsDept. of Physical Therapy and Human Movement SciencesFeinberg School of MedicineNorthwestern University645 N Michigan Ave – Suite 1100Chicago, Illinois 60611Phone: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make a monetary donation to Shoes4Kids
Donations can be made to Brad Thuringer (Shoes4Kids founder) online via PayPal or via GoFundMe
Make checks payable to: Brad Thuringer, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Lake Area Technical Institute
1201 Arrow Ave
PO Box 730
Watetown, SD 57201-0730
Please make monetary donations by June 1, 2019, so there is time to shop for the shoes prior to NEXT. Note: Donations after June 1 will be applied to future collections.
Shoes4Kids, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization consisting of local businesses, churches, community organizations partnering together to provide new athletic shoes and mentoring programs for fatherless and at risk children and their families. Through ongoing mentoring programs Shoes4Kids builds close-knit relationships where each party is intricately connected to one another. Shoes4Kids has been designed to Create a 'Safety Net' for children who might otherwise 'Fall through the cracks' of existing programs. Thanks to support from the physical therapy community and generous individuals, to date Shoes4Kids has provided more than 15,000 pairs of shoes and multitudes of socks to underprivileged families in the US. View images from NEXT 2018's Shoes4Kids Collection.