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New Sponser: Stan Tebow of Allstate

Welcome to our new sponsor Allstate Agent Stan Tebow!

Allstate has donated $3000 dollars for the September 29 Running on The Green race at Settlers Bay Golf Club

Upcoming Event: Running on the Greens

September 29 Running on The Green event sponsored by Settlers Bay Golf Club, Active Soles, and Allstate Stan Tebow. All proceeds go to The Basics. View Flier

Board update

Welcome new board member William Pugh a teacher at Aquarian Charter School with The Anchorage School District

Thank you to outgoing board member Heather Helzer. Heather has a new baby on the way and busy with her business TurnAgain Training. The Basics appreciates Heather’s support for the past six years, Heather will be missed.

Mark S. Hall Fund $500 dollar grant received on February 27, 2018 through the Greater Houston Community foundation. The grant honors “Anne T. Hall” who loved children and wanted to make sure all kids were taken card of and loved.

AORN is conducting a winter gear drive through April 12, 2018

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.

  • Alaska Airlines annual donation for the past 6 years 2 RT tickets for fundraiser raffle
  • Skinny Raven: gift certificates / donation of shoes
  • Alaska Wildberry: donation of chocolates for the annual Wine/Cheese/Chocolate fundraiser
  • Alaska RR: 2 RT tickets for raffle/fundraiser
  • Bradley Shoe Storage

    Bradley Shoe Storage

    26 Glacier Cruise: 2 RT tickets for raffle/fundraiser

  • Active Soles: shoe donations for storage
  • Bradley CO: generous donation of storage units
  • GCI: generous support with storage and advertising
  • AORN: collection of gear
  • ARBY’s: $1000 dollar donation

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2018 Projects

  • Mat Su Valley Health Foundation Grant $ 15,000.00
  • ConocoPhillips Grant $5,000.00
  • LaTouche Pediatrics $2500 donation and shoe drive
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