A Step in the Right Direction

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2019/08/12 08:00:00

Did you know that 1 in 5 American children are in desperate need of shoes?

In association with Achievement Centers for Children & Families (ACCF) in Delray Beach, A Step in the Right Direction is an organization founded to supply new athletic shoes to children in need. Many families at our center simply cannot afford new shoes at the start of the school year, so we are here to help. New shoes bring happiness, comfort and confidence to a child, increasing the likelihood of athletic and school participation.

As a 501(c)3 organization, ACCF has served the community for over 50 years. ACCF offers early learning, after school, summer camp, teen, and family strengthening programs to under resourced children and their families. 91% of ACCF families have an annual household income of $36,000 or less.

Help us reach our goal of providing a new pair of shoes for each child who attends Achievement Centers for Children & Families for the start of the new school year by donating today!

New shoes bring happiness, comfort and confidence to a child!

“Why Shoes?” You ask,


Families who live below the poverty level often have to choose between groceries and basic necessities for their children.  Sally and Bob Painter, founders of A Step in the Right Direction, recognized the need for well-fitting, comfortable sneakers for the over 600 children at the Achievement Center in Delray Beach. New shoes offer comfort, dignity and joy, allowing the kids to fit in with others rather than suffer the embarrassment and pain of shoes that do not fit properly or are completely worn out. By rallying their friends, family and neighbors, Bob and Sally intend to solve this basic problem by funding the purchase of new shoes throughout the school year. 


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