Imagine missing school because you don’t have a backpack or even a pair of shoes.

For many children experiencing homelessness and poverty in America, they don’t need to imagine. They are forced to skip school, unable to participate in sports and playground activities, and face health risks because of inadequate shoes, food, or school supplies.

Our goal is to ensure that all school-age children have the appropriate clothing and school supplies they need learn in a secure and comfortable way. Thousands of children head back to school every year without the times many of us take for granted. Since 2012, hundreds of thousands of children affected by homelessness and poverty in over 30 cities have received new high-quality shoes, backpacks, coats, and other school supplies through this program.