Kim Holistic Foot & Ankle Center

701 E 28th St. #111, Long Beach, CA 90806

12th Annual Shoe Drive

12th Annual Shoe Drive a Huge Success!


Thousands of People Now Have Shoes on Their Feet

Dr.Kim and the ladies from Caretech

It was another extremely successful year for the 12th Annual Kim Foot and Ankle Centers Shoe Drive. With all the help of our friends, families, patients, and local businesses, we were able to collect over 10,000 pairs of shoes! Because of all the hard work from everyone we decided to celebrate Mardi Gras style. Everyone who entered our office had the pleasure of being draped with beads, wigs, and hats of various styles.

Eric Linkeman loading up his truck

On August 12th before our local charities came to pick up their shoes, we were all treated to a wonderful free lunch that was donated by our gracious vendors Rebecca, Michael, Sonny, Lauren and Chris. We were treated to some delicious food from Fortune Cookie while we were entertained by music and conversation.

Dr.Kim and Alice presenting
Jim and Joan Miller a certificate
for all their help in collecting shoes

After our meal we all gathered outside around a huge mountain of shoes! Dr. Kim discussed his passion for this project he has been doing for 12 years. We were also able to meet local businesses who helped with our success. At the end of the presentation we met all the local charities who will be taking our donated shoes to give to those who are in extreme need of them.

A special thank you to all participants and to the charities for keeping this program alive and kicking every year. It gives us all a great feeling to know we are helping many people of all ages to have shoes on their feet. We look forward to making next year even more successful.

We would like to recognize all the wonderful, caring facilities and people that had boxes at their locations to collect shoes. We also had many people who volunteered to drive and pick up shoes from these locations and drop them off to us. Without all of you, the shoe drive wouldn’t have been so successful!

  • James Miller
  • Kristi Limkeman-Scott
  • Power of One Karate
  • Community Grace Brethren Church
  • Advanced Wellness Center
  • Mr & Mrs Day Spa
  • Columbia Pediatrics
  • US Post Office – Donna King
  • Keenan & Associates
  • Da Hawaiian Senior Club
  • Long Beach First Nazarene Church
  • Eric Limkeman
  • Bodel Shoe Store
  • Liberty Pacific
  • Foot Solutions
  • Curves for Women
  • Turner Chiropractic
  • Dr. Sherman
  • Home Depot
  • Timco
  • UPS Store
  • 1st Bank and Trust

We also want to thank our local charities that came to pick up our collected shoes to give out to those in need. Year after year these charities continue to give to the community by placing shoes on adults and children’s feet.

  • Community Advocate Program Services
  • Christian Outreach in Action
  • Guam Communications
  • Baptist Church

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