Shoes for Students

Our Shoes for Students program provides families with the opportunity to apply to receive a pair of shoes for each of their children before starting back to school in the fall.

Our 2023 Shoes for Students Program

We look forward to our 2023 Shoes for Students program on Saturday, August 12th, 2023.

Approved families (must attend an eligibility screening) will come to the Christmas Station on August 12th, between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., to pick up the shoes for their children. To be eligible, the student must attend one of the Bedford County Public Schools in grades K-12. 

Eligibility screenings* for this program will be held at the Christmas Station on:

  • Saturday, July 15th, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 20th, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

*Families with children who were served during the 2022 Christmas Program (CSX) must attend a screening to register for this program.

*Families with children who were not served during the 2022 Christmas Program (CSX) must attend a screening and bring the following documentation.

Parents/Legal Guardians need to bring the following documentation when applying:

– Photo ID (of the parent/legal guardian) (ID must also be brought to the event)

– Recent pay stub or other income verification showing monthly income

– Child’s birth certificate or insurance card

– Proof of child custody may be required

– Proof of school enrollment (a report card or letter/email from the school). If the child is home-schooled, bring documentation that the child is registered with Bedford County Schools as a home-schooled student.

*Be sure to measure your child’s feet before filling out the application! Shoes cannot be replaced!

A Recap of our 2022 Program

On August 3rd, we were honored to provide new shoes to 117 Bedford County children, through our Back to School Shoes for Students program. These children came from 47 individual families.

The families received a box of food that included, cereal, pasta, non-perishables, fresh fruit and vegetables, and a canned ham from our Year-Round food pantry.

Check out the WSLS-10 news story and article about this wonderful program!