Good For Kids' TOMS Giving Team
(Missing from photo: Jean Schult, Vicenzo Recine, Michael Recine)
Good for Kids is proud , for several years, to have been designated as a Giving Partner by TOMS, a company that gives a pair of new shoes to a child in need, for every pair it sells. Through the TOMS' initiative, tens of thousands of pairs of new shoes were distributed to youth in LaCarpio as well as to other needy areas throughout all of Costa Rica.
As part of this effort, teams from Good For Kids traveled to Costa Rica to join local volunteers in distributing thousands of pairs shoes to children in LaCarpio and other communities of similar need. Besides providing needed shoe wear and foot protection, the black canvass shoes met the standard for costly government-required school uniforms, thereby enabling many children who could not otherwise afford to attend school to thereby qualify to do so,
Pictured below is a team of 15 GFK volunteers from the NY metro area who headed to LaCarpio for a round of TOMS shoes distribution. Through generous donations from the SHS STAT Club and The Stephanie Crispinelli Humanitarian fund, each student was delighted to also receive a brand new pair of sock to complement their new shoes.