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Running4shoes-India

Our mission at Running4Shoes is to ensure that each and every child can wear proper shoes to school which can maximize attendance through improved self-esteem and physical health. Several school children hailing from economically disadvantaged families in isolated villages and urban poverty areas typically walk back and forth to school without any footwear. It is especially true for those children attending Corporation, Government or Aided schools. This is primarily because many of their families cannot afford footwear and it is not even a remote concern for the parents given their other hardships in life. In some cases even when the families buy shoes for their children, they quickly grow out of size, leaving them with no useful pair of shoes to wear. The lack of shoes can also result in children’s inability to attend school, as shoes are often part of the school uniform.

Given these economic hardships, many children walk to school barefoot without wearing shoes. Such children can suffer from soil-transmitted diseases making them vulnerable to soil-transmitted diseases and parasites that can cause illness and even death. In effect, besides the exposure to heat and dust, travelling barefoot could have serious health implications for these young children. On an average an upper primary school is 3 km away in 22% of areas under habitations. It is estimated that 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from such diseases.

After learning and reflecting on the situation in India, the founder of the Running4Shoes movement, Sanjay Rajasekharan, and his team of volunteers in Bangalore are taking up the initiative of collecting and distributing shoes to the poor and needy school children in and around Bangalore. Sanjay & the team are strong believers in providing every child with equal opportunities, and they are doing their part to help ensure this goal can be achieved.

Can I get involved? Yes, absolutely.
Anyone interested in making an impact can contribute in 2 ways:
-donate only 100 Indian rupees which will be used for the good cause of buying shoes for the needy school children
-be involved in the initiative and help us in distributing the shoes to the needy school children

Join us to help us on this noble cause and help bring a transformation.
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4th January 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love!! Running4shoes was successful in providing 490 pairs of shoes between Sheila Kothavala Institute for Deaf (SKID) Rustom Bagh Bangalore and PUP School,Muthurayana Jeebi, Hosur on 27th December 2018, as Sanjay & his team of volunteers from Cleo Software strongly believe in equal opportunity to all children needless of their economic background.  

Ms. Jessie Samuel from Sheila Kothavala Institute for Deaf (SKID)  said “It is wonderful to see how Sanjay at his tender age of 16 can be so foresighted with empathy in driving such a movement while kids his age are busy with different aspirations & gadgets”

on the other hand Mr. Nagaprasad from PGP School,Muthurayana Jeebi, Hosur said “ It is the first time someone thought of something so noble & so many children of our school have benefitted, Sanjay & his team of volunteers are doing such a great job in bringing warm smiles on the faces of these children”.
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love!! Running4shoes was successful in providing 490 pairs of shoes between Sheila Kothavala Institute for Deaf (SKID) Rustom Bagh Bangalore and PUP School,Muthurayana Jeebi, Hosur on 27th December 2018, as Sanjay & his team of volunteers from Cleo Software strongly believe in equal opportunity to all children needless of their economic background.  

Ms. Jessie Samuel from Sheila Kothavala Institute for Deaf (SKID)  said “It is wonderful to see how Sanjay at his tender age of 16 can be so foresighted with empathy in driving such a movement while kids his age are busy with different aspirations & gadgets”

on the other hand Mr. Nagaprasad from PGP School,Muthurayana Jeebi, Hosur said “ It is the first time someone thought of something so noble & so many children of our school have benefitted, Sanjay & his team of volunteers are doing such a great job in bringing warm smiles on the faces of these children”.
15th December 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the support. Initially, we started the campaign keeping in mind to target 100 underprivileged kids. After seeing the overwhelmingly positive response from the donors, now we want to reach out to 500 underprivileged kids for the donation so that the maximum number of kids will be benefitted out of this campaign.

487 Shoes ordered from Olympic sports shop, Double Road, Bangalore, And an advance paid of 1,00,000 has been made through Trustee Account.

Thank you!
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the support. Initially, we started the campaign keeping in mind to target 100 underprivileged kids. After seeing the overwhelmingly positive response from the donors, now we want to reach out to 500 underprivileged kids for the donation so that the maximum number of kids will be benefitted out of this campaign.

487 Shoes ordered from Olympic sports shop, Double Road, Bangalore, And an advance paid of 1,00,000 has been made through Trustee Account.

Thank you!
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Rs.79,383 raised

Goal: Rs.250,000

Beneficiary: Underprivileged... info_outline

Supporters (72)

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Anonymous donated Rs.100
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Anonymous donated Rs.200
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Tinsy donated Rs.100

Keep up the good work.

KL
Ken donated US $100

Best of Luck - Great cause!

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Aaron donated US $15
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Anonymous donated US $20

Great initiative! Best of luck for success in your mission