Shoes for Kids
Bernadette Alvarez, Executive Director
Shoes for Kids is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1988. It's mission is to provide brand new shoes for school aged children in the East End Area of Houston, Texas. The eligible children attend participating East End elementary schools. The eligible children are identified and selected by their schools. This year marks their 30th Anniversary!
Find out more: www.houstonshoesforkids.org
Child Advocates and the McDonald's Houston Children's Festival
Every 9 minutes, a child in Texas experiences abuse or neglect. Nearly 4,000 children in the Houston area have experienced such life-threatening abuse or neglect that they had to be removed from their homes and placed in foster care. Child Advocates trains everyday people to advocate for the best interests of these children in court so they can find safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. Ashley Brockette, PR/Marketing talks about how you can support the organization.