Give Them Wings Shoe Drive

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Monday, July 22 – Friday, August 16, the Foster Angels of South Texas will hold the Give Them Wings Shoe Drive, sending foster youth in our area back to school in style.  All shoes will remain in South Texas’ Region 11, distributed to a handful of CPS offices on August 19, allowing foster families and caseworkers a week to “shop” for their foster children before school starts.  Foster Angels of South Texas will collect and distribute collected shoes, all shoes will be donated to CPS.

Foster Angels of South Texas strives to give foster children a sense of normalcy while meeting basic needs through requests.  Throughout the year, these requests can be items like clothing, car seats, bedding, tutoring or a recreational class.  Give Them Wings Shoe Drive is intended to promote a healthy lifestyle, giving kids the opportunity to be comfortable during PE class and promoting them to be a participant.  Amanda Pruett, Executive Director of FAST states, “Small acts of kindness go a long way with children, and the idea of having someone in their corner can make a big impact in the perception of a foster child.  We want foster children to have a pleasant childhood, playing outside is a memorable part of being a kid.”

Buy a NEW pair of sneakers or school shoes and drop them at our partner locations, any Mattress Firm in Corpus Christi, Rio Grande Valley or Laredo.  We also have a few drop sites at the Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay, a perfect place for everything you need.  Finally, you can drop shoes at Stellar Energy Solutions or at the Security Desk 1 Shoreline Plaza.  We appreciate our wonderful partners, and look forward to putting smiles on the faces of many children.

Real Requests

Foster Angels receives requests from children on a daily basis. See examples of real requests.

Thank You Notes from The Children

See how you can make a difference in the life of a foster child. View thank you notes from the children.