The Basics Model
What sets The Basics apart from other non-profits: The Basics works with teachers, nurses, coaches, admin who know which students are in need of shoes. By providing children in need with their own shoes they avoid the stigma of sitting out of physical education, sports, recreation programs, or sifting through lost and found boxes while their peers are already engaged in these activities. They will be able to hit the ground running with the proper gear and they will do it with feelings of confidence and self worth.
Special recognition to William Pugh at Aquarian Charter School. His students have collected 2,000 pair of shoes for recycle since 2012. The goal was reached the last week of November 2017.