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Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required



This activity is collecting pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters from family and friends! (Dollars work too!)

What's Needed To Complete

1. A tub with a Gotta Have Sole Foundation label on it to collect the coins 2. Brochures from Gotta Have Sole that explain where these socks and sneakers are going. You can print these from Optional Extra Step: 3. A place to gather to make cards, stuff socks and label the boxes of the shoes purchased with the money you raised

Whose Help Is Required

This activity is best suited for the whole family.

Special Requirements


How It Makes A Difference

For every $10-20 of change that you can collect, a unhoused child receives a new pair of shoes that makes them feel special and helps provide something they need every day!

Where to Serve

In-Person/On Site


1. Get a good coin-collecting tub or jar. Decorate it and write Gotta Have Sole on it - or print a Gotta Have Sole label from the website to attach. 2. Ask your family and friends to save their loose change and collect the coins in your donation jar. 3. A parent or grown up will have to help exchanging those coins for dollars at a bank. Then the grown up can keep the dollars and write a check to the Gotta Have Sole Foundation. 4. All the loose change you've collected will go towards a great cause - making sure unhoused kids can have new sneakers for school and fun.  5. Optional Extra Step: If you wish, we'll use the money you send to buy the shoes needed for kids at a unhoused shelter near you. Contact us at to find out which shelters we may be currently working with near you. For those in the Massachusetts/Connecticut/Rhode Island area: Gotta Have Sole will purchase the needed shoes and set up a time for you and your family/friends to help us get the shoes ready for delivery, including making cards, stuffing socks and labeling the boxes. (Please note that while we are based out of Rhode Island, we can arrange a time to come to you to do this final step.)

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