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ABOUT


A closer look into Kicks 4 the City's impact over the past five years...

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ABOUT


A closer look into Kicks 4 the City's impact over the past five years...

 

THE GOAL

To creatively educate and inspire others to build & leave a legacy for future generations while bringing awareness to needs around the globe. Operating for almost 5 years and establishing a presence in a total of nine cities across the country, Kicks 4 The City has collected and distributed over 50,000 pairs of shoes nationwide!

Kicks 4 the City started during the fall of 2012 in St. Louis, MO from a relationship between a young professional and homeless man similar in ages.  As our founder Justin Johnson walked to his car, a 23-year-old homeless man named Montrell approached him. Montrell, standing outside a grocery store in downtown St. Louis, asked for change and Justin indicated that he had none. Justin explains, “It felt like a spirit came over me… telling me to get out of the car and see how I could help. So I did.”That 10-minute conversation was the start to this annual shoe drive that is determined to impact thousands of people for years to come! We are a very shoe-conscious generation. Shoes that are slightly worn, out of style or too small simply get pushed to the back of our closet and eventually thrown away. Those same shoes would feel brand new to those who are in need. This is why Kicks 4 the City was created. 


This is our story. This is our Mission.

 

For more information, please visit us at www.kicks4thecity.org