Mission Statement

There are almost 2.5 million homeless children in the US, many who miss academic, athletic, and social opportunities because they lack appropriate footwear. They experience bullying and have low self-esteem. The Gotta Have Sole Foundation donates brand-new footwear to children in homeless shelters in order to open up opportunities for them. The organization also educates and empowers young leaders across the country to recognize the true face of homelessness in America, and respond by taking action to first donate new properly fitting shoes, and then to create engaging athletic and social opportunities for homeless youth. Our goal is to work with young leaders and shelters in every state to help youth step out of homelessness.


Improving the Lives of Homeless Children…One “Sole” at a Time