Annual Kim Foot & Ankle Shoe Drive
While doing free podiatry care for the impoverished areas of Mexico, Dr. Kim noticed that many of the foot problems suffered by these patients could have been eliminated if they just had the proper protection — shoes!
So, in 1997, Dr. Kim started collecting used shoes from his patients and colleagues, and donating to those less fortunate in Mexico and Los Angeles.
That’s how the annual Kim Foot & Ankle Shoe Drive was born, and has since donated well over 100,000 pairs of shoes over the last 19 years.
With your help, we can make this year our biggest shoe donation yet. Because we believe – as you do too – that no person, regardless of age, race, gender, or income level, be without a decent pair of shoes, and have to suffer from foot or ankle pain.
Clean out your closets and donate your old or unused shoes. Simply drop them off at one of our Collection Sites
Help us sort and pick up shoes from locations. Be a volunteer during the Fair. Move shoes during the Fair
Make a monetary donation so that KFAC can purchase shoes for those in need. Be a designated drop off site. We provide you with a bin to collect shoes at your place of business.
Media about our Annual Shoe Drive
22nd Annual Shoe Drive
Our 22nd Annual Shoe Drive is here and we're very excited to help local families in need, the homeless and even patients in need! As Dr. Kim said, if you haven't worn your shoes in the last 2 years, start your Spring Cleaning now and gather your gently-used shoes to donate! We will be collecting shoes from March to June, with the Shoe Drive Fair on June 5th! Start collecting today!
21st Annual Shoe Drive
Shoe Drive 2018! GREAT RESULTS!
We collected over 5,000 pairs of shoes and 10,000 new socks. Almost 50 donation doctor’s office's locations (all are here https://kimfoot.com/shoedrivelocations) joined our 21st Annual Shoe Drive. And of course, we get help from our patients.
This year we received a lot of new shoes from local stores: Tenni-Mocs’s shoe store, Bodell's Shoe Store, Lozano Imports. And the most donation we get from our patient Jackie and a company Geodis USA logistic: 15 big pellets of new shoes and socks.
We are highly grateful for all the help and contributions from Bobbie Smith Elementary School and Fremont Elementary School in Long Beach.
A lot of shoe boxes came from churches: Fifth Church of Christ-Scientist, Community Grace- Brethren Church, Saint Matthew Catholic Church, Fil-Am Christian Fellowship, Antioch Church of Long Beach.
We are sending our heartfelt thanks for help from Advanced Wellness Center, Seal Beach Optum Care Medical Group, Elevation Studios, the Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, Med Post Urgent Care, UPS Store Spring St, Roanoke Trade, and Liberty Pacific Advanced Imaging.
A big Thanks to everyone that was kind enough to take the time to contribute this year! Again, we are one step closer to reaching our goal of one day seeing a world without shoeless people.
An excellent party with generous people, many donations, fun games, and delicious food. How else could we describe our 21st Annual Shoe Drive celebration in Long Beach. We donated all the shoes to the homeless and needy in Long Beach, LA, and Mexico.
20th Annual Shoe Drive
19th Annual Shoe Drive
Also the Kim Holistic Foot & Ankle Center was donating thousands of shoes to homeless in Long Beach for many years.
“Four Saturdays a month we offer a hot shower, clean clothing, amenities, and a meal to our homeless friends. We serve from 75-100 at the showers, plus some who come for clothing only. Shoes are very popular. A big amount of gently used shoes we are getting from Dr. Kim’s Shoe Drive for over five years already.” says Gail, Outreach coordinator of Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church Shower Program.
This year, Kim Holistic Foot & Ankle Center continues hosting the 20th Annual Shoe Drive. It’s one of the biggest Shoe Drive is in Long Bea ch.
“The idea was born in 1997 with a vision. While doing free podiatry care for the impoverished areas of Mexico, I noticed that many of the foot problems suffered by these patients could have been eliminated if they just had the proper protection — shoes!” Dr. S. Don Kim says. “So we are going strong and look forward for your donation.”
Come by the Kim Foot & Ankle Center and drop them off today! Or check out our website for more donation box locations and more information: www.kimfoot.com/shoedrive. We are planning to collect 20,000 pairs of shoes this year.a
For the past six years,13-year-old Monica Hyndmanhas been collecting shoes forthose in need in Long Beach. Hyndman is the number one shoe collector of the drive and spreads awareness for the cause during her regular school year.
The teenager was in Guatemala when she noticed a girl walking down the street without shoes, when it sparked an empathetic response. When she returned home to California, she decided to do something about it.
“My mom told me about theShoe Drive that Kim Holistic Foot & Ankle Centerorganizes every year in Long Beach,” Hyndman stated. “It was a great opportunity to join a great team and start to donate. It is a wonderful feeling to help others.”
“Monica is our #1 shoe collector,” stated Dr. S. Don Kim, who started the shoe drive. “She involved her friends and family and together they collected more than 8,000 pairs of shoes. She is making the announcement at her school so kids can bring shoes that they no longer need.”
14TH ANNUAL SHOE DRIVE & KFAC 20TH BIRTHDAY FIESTA
13TH ANNUAL SHOE DRIVE FIESTA!
August 11th a colorful Fiesta celebrated the completion of the 13th Annual Kim Foot and Ankle Centers Shoe Drive, at the Atlantic Ave office in Long Beach. Community businesses, patients, friends and family all joined in the fun. Everyone enjoyed a free lunch of tasty Mexican food from Los Pollos donated to the charity foundation by local health care vendors.
At the end of the Fiesta the Christian Outreach in Action, Community Advocate Program Services, Guam Communication, L.A. Community Services and the L.A. Homeless Ministry picked up and transported all the shoes collected to those in need.
A huge thank you goes to the terrific organizations that helped so much serving as drop-off sites for KFAC’s 13th Annual Shoe Drive
12th Annual Shoe Drive
Thousands of People Now Have Shoes on Their Feet
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.
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.
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!
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
11th Annual Shoe Drive
Several charities were on hand to collect shoes. A special thank you to all of you who collected shoes for men, women, and children.
Our 1st Shoe Drive, we collected 5,000 pairs of shoes to go to Mexico! We have since grown to collect over 10,000 pairs of shoes each year. Half of the shoes collected now are distributed among our local charities, and the other half are taken down to Mexico.