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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 Sarah Evans, Listerhill Community Relations Specialist, to learn more and get started!

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November 2, 2021
Kicks For Kids Golf Tournament

Join us on November 2, 2021 at the Robert Trent Jones golf course in Muscle Shoals for our Kicks For Kids Golf Tournament! Tee off is at 9:00am.

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

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  • The Great Giveback Official Rules

    1. Eligibility: No purchase or obligation necessary to participate and win. All participants must be 19 years of age or older at time of contest participation. Employees of Listerhill Credit Union are not eligible to register for the contest.

    2. How To Enter the Contest: All Listerhill members who have consumer loans in good standing, (subject to limitations below) are automatically entered. Anyone who takes out a new loan with Listerhill Credit Union, or refinances a loan from another lender with Listerhill Credit Union (subject to limitations below) will automatically be entered to win. Limit of one entry per loan.

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY: To enter the contest without a loan, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Listerhill Credit Union, P.O. Box 566, Sheffield, AL 35660, Attn: Great Giveback Contest Entry. Limit one entry per person. Written entries must be received no later than July 3, 2021.

    Listerhill Credit Union will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries or for failure to receive entries. All entries become property of Listerhill Credit Union and none will be returned. Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted shall be determined by Listerhill Credit Union in its sole discretion, and Listerhill Credit Union reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with, violating, or abusing any aspect of the contest.

    3. Contest Entry Requirements: In the event the Credit Union, in its sole discretion, determines that any Entry contains content that does not comply with these Official Rules or does not otherwise comply with regulatory guidelines, Credit Union reserves the right to disqualify the entry.

    4. Determining the Winner: A Credit Union employee will select at random four (4) $500 winners (one per day July 12-15) and one Grand Prize Winner from all entries received on July 16, 2021. You do not have to be present to win.

    5. Prizes: $500 Cash Prize: the Credit Union will award four (4) members with $500 cash each. Grand Prize: The Credit Union will pay up to $25,000 toward your loan with Listerhill Credit Union, or combination of loans. No loan payments will be made to loans with any other lender. No cash equivalent provided, and the total prize amount may be less depending on the outstanding amount of loan balance(s) with Listerhill Credit Union. In no event will the prize awarded exceed the total amount of the winner’s outstanding balance of qualifying loans with Listerhill Credit Union. Federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. IRS regulations require the Credit Union file a 1099 on behalf of the winner.

    A Credit Union employee will call the prize winners and the prize winners will be called up to five times during regular business hours at number provided on entry form and will leave no messages. Failure to reach winner during these calls may result in disqualification of winner, forfeiture of his or her interest in all prizes, and selection of a substitute winner drawn from the drum. Winner will be required to schedule a time, at least 48 hours in advance, to visit Listerhill Credit Union, located at 4790 2nd Street, Muscle Shoals AL, 35661 in person, during regular business hours within seven (7) days of being notified to claim prizes by providing proof of eligibility for prize won and completing and signing an affidavit of eligibility and a liability and publicity release. Failure of any Winner to timely contact the Credit Union, visit the above Credit Union office in person and sign and return any required affidavit and release, or to claim a prize or comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, will result in drawing Winner's disqualification and the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize. Winners may waive their right to receive prizes. Prizes are non-assignable and nontransferable. No substitutions allowed by winner.

    6. To be eligible to win, all loans must be in good standing (not more than 30 days past due at the time of drawing. Eligible loans are limited to auto loans (no indirect dealer loans), personal loans (no loans secured by real property, such as mortgages, 2nd mortgages, and Home Equity Lines of Credit) and recreation loans made to consumer borrowers (not business or commercial loans).

    6. Participation. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Contest. Except where prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes winner's consent to the publication of his or her name, biographical information and likeness in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation the Internet, or further compensation. Prizes not won and claimed by eligible winners in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded and will remain the property of the Credit Union.