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Kicks For Kids Funded by the Listerhill Foundation

Helping the future of our communities put their best feet forward, one pair of shoes at a time.

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Helping the future of our communities put their best feet forward, one pair of shoes at a time.

Every day, thousands of children around Alabama and Tennessee face poverty and the result is a lack of appropriate, safe shoes. Research shows that the wrong pair of shoes has measurable detrimental effects around behavior, learning, and confidence. Kicks For Kids exists to raise awareness of this problem and offer real, impactful solutions to those most in need. Taking Listerhill’s philosophy of “people helping people” to a real, tangible extension, this special charity will enable a multitude of kids to run, play, and learn like kids should.

A big thank you to our sponsors!

Without our donations, we wouldn't be able to bring kicks to kids in our community. We have a huge amount of gratitude to our sponsors who help make this happen. Thank you Armosa Studios, Constellium, Garner-Pierce Autos, G&G Steel, and Pilgrim's Pride for your generous contributions.

Interested in becoming a corporate sponsor? Send your inquiries and get more details by emailing Angela Scott, Director of Philanthropy, to learn more and get started!

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What can one simple pair of new shoes do? We hope to...
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Improve Self Esteem

Empowering children with the right pair of shoes gives them the ability to proudly put their best foot forward which can give them the confidence boost they need.

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Boost Physical Activity

What better way to break in a new pair of shoes than to run and play in them?

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Promote Positive Behavior

A new pair of shoes might just be the key to lifting the weekday blues and bringing positivity to each and every student.

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Increase Attendance

Wearing the right shoes can spark the motivation needed to take on another day of class. We're here to provide that push.

Let's Break It Down
To better understand our new initiative and its moving pieces, we're breaking down the different components behind it.

Who?

We pick schools in Alabama and Tennessee that need new shoes the most. Providing shoes also ranges from giving to one grade to giving to the whole school.

What?

Students are given their pair from a variety of different name-brand athletic shoes.

When?

We focus on providing new shoes during the school year when kids need them most. We work with schools to settle on a date that works best for everyone.

Why?

Shoes are expensive, and kids outgrow them quickly. Because of this, shoes are often the most visible sign of poverty. Unfortunately, this creates a disparity among kids which can be divisive, embarrassing, and a pretext for bullying. By providing a child with a new pair of athletic shoes, we increase their self-esteem, encourage school participation, reduce prejudice, and give them an opportunity to reach their highest potential.

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The Process
After coordinating with the schools, we have a simple process to bring brand new kicks to the kids.

1. Before we visit each chosen school, we'll collect each child's feet measurements so that they all have that "Cinderella's slipper" moment they deserve with their new shoes.

2. We bring the shoes straight to the schools so that all the kids need to do is bring their best dance moves.

3. Based on the measurements taken prior to our visit, we give each child the right pair of shoes they've been waiting for.

4. Whether it be during or after our visit, every kid will have an opportunity to strut their new shoes the day we bring them. And what happens if they don't fit? It's nothing to sweat! We'll make sure a new pair is sent within a week.

5. We highly encourage a dance party because there really is no better way to break in a pair of shoes.

How can you help?

Our mission would not be possible without you. Your contribution will fund more than a pair of shoes. You will help a child with their confidence, exercise, and learning. If you want to help this initiative, we urge you to donate.

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Shoes that Fit

Getting the right pair of shoes to every child in our participating schools is no easy task. That's why we are partnered with Shoes That Fit which was founded in 1992 to make a difference in the lives of kids in need. They have provided over 2 million pairs of brand new shoes to children all over the U.S. They provide the shoes and we distribute them within our community.

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Photos from Athens Elementary iAcademy Shoe Drop

Did you or your child snap a photo at our Shoe Drop at Athens Elementary iAcademy? Find it here!

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Photos from L.E. Willson Elementary School Shoe Drop

Did you or your child snap a photo at our most recent Shoe Drop at L.E. Willson Elementary School in Sheffield, AL? Find it here!

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Photos from Addison Elementary School Shoe Drop

Did you or your child snap a photo at our most recent Shoe Drop at Addison Elementary School? Find it here!

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*Listerhill Foundation is an Alabama nonprofit corporation with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

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  • How do I receive an incoming wire transfer at Listerhill?

    All incoming wires must be received using Listerhill's routing number of 262277011. The member should use the routing number along with their member number and share ID suffix or their draft number when receiving a wire.

    Wire to:

    Listerhill Credit Union

    4790 E. 2nd Street

    Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

    1-256-383-9204

    ABA No.: 262277011

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  • What does it cost to send or receive a wire transfer?

    Incoming Domestic Wire Charge: $20.00

    Outgoing Domestic Wire Charge: $20.00

    Incoming Foreign Wire Charge: $35.00

    We do not process outgoing foreign international wires. We can receive them only.

  • Can I conduct a wire transfer through Listerhill?

    Listerhill is capable of receiving incoming wire transfers and sending outgoing domestic wire transfers. All Branch Managers, Loan Officers, Senior Member Advocates, Member Advocates, and Tellers can provide our members with information needed to receive incoming wire transfers.

    Branch Managers, Member Advocates, and Senior Member Advocates can assist with processing outgoing domestic wires.

    We do not process outgoing foreign international wires. We can receive them only.

  • How do I qualify for membership at Listerhill?

    To qualify for membership with Listerhill, you must meet one of the following requirements:

    • If you live in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, or Tennessee, you are eligible to become a member.
      • Depending on your individual eligibility requirements, we may require membership into an approved association at no cost to you.
    • You can also qualify for membership by being a family member of a current or potential Listerhill member.
  • If you do not live in qualifying counties or states

    You can qualify for membership by being a family member of a current or potential Listerhill member.