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Shoes PhotoShoes PhotoNow accepting donations in conjunction with APTA's June Conference & Exposition in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Since 2006, Shoes4Kids has distributed over 4000 pairs of new, brand name youth athletic shoes and socks to the children of Orlando, FL, Washington, DC., San Antonio, TX, Baltimore, MD, Boston MA, National Harbor, MD and Tampa, FL.

Shoes4Kids is all about serving the underprivileged and under-served child and their families by providing them with a new, brand name pair of athletic shoes. Shoes4Kids is all about making a difference in the life and health of our children.

In conjunction with APTA's Annual Meeting - PT 2013- Salt Lake City, UT, Shoes4Kids will be visiting The Neighborhood House, The Road Home, and the YWCA. Students and faculty of the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Utah have agreed to accept and transport the shoes to the sites. Special thanks go to R. Scott Ward, PT. PhD and his students for their help with this year’s efforts.

How can you help? Your help is needed by either purchasing a pair(s) of "NEW" youth athletic shoes (toddler sizes 3-4 to teenager adult sizes up to 13-14) or sending a monetary donation to help purchase shoes.

Mail financial donations to:

Brad Thuringer, PTA
Instructor, ACCE
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Lake Area Technical Institute
1201 Arrow Ave
PO Box 730
Watertown, South Dakota 57201

Mail NEW Shoe donations to:

c/o Dr. R. Scott Ward, PT, PhD
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Utah
520 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Deadline for ALL donations shoes and monetary gifts is June 1st, 2013. No donation is too small.

On behalf of S4K, thank you for believing that every child deserves a new pair of athletic shoes!

More Info:

Contact:  Brad Thuringer at 800-657-4344, ext. 325.

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