Steppin' High was formed in 2008 by a group of dedicated individuals with big hearts. Our desire is to make a difference in people's life by providing a new pair of shoes. Most of the shoes we provide are sneakers. We want all children to be able to participate in physical education classes and outdoor activities and we want all adults to have proper shoes for their chosen career which may include sneakers, everyday shoes and even boots.
Steppin' Highis an all volunteer organization. Volunteers receive no compensation.
The goal of Steppin' High is to provide new shoes and socks for those less fortunate in York County, South Carolina. We provide comfortable well-fitting shoes that are appropriate for school or work and that help individuals feel good about themselves.
Many children come to school in shoes that are torn, are ill-fitting or are otherwise inappropriate for school because their families simply cannot afford a new pair of shoes. It is a known fact that shoes that do not fit and hurt make a person feel bad all over. Footwear is a basic need that most of us take for granted everyday. Many in our schools do not have one adequate pair of shoes. Many of these children cannot participate in physical education class because they do not have appropriate shoes. Many adults also do not have appropriate shoes for their work environment and Steppin' High is here to provide whatever type of shoes are needed.
Steppin' High has provided new shoes for over 9,700 children and adults in need in York County in the past 10 years. We also give each person 2 pairs of socks with their shoes. We are definitely providing shoes and socks to those in need. Our average cost per child is less than $15.00.
2017 in Review:
391 pairs of shoes delivered to Rock Hill schools
540 pairs of shoes delivered to Clover schools
214 pairs of shoes delivered to York schools
327 pairs of shoes delivered to various non-profit organizations in York County
Total Pairs of Shoes Delivered in 2017: 1,472 Total Pairs of Socks Delivered in 2017: 2,944 Total Number of Volunteers for 2017: 27
In 2017-2018 school year 59% of elementary aged children in Rock Hill and 37% of elementary aged children in Clover and 69% in York were eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch.