Send Boots and Sneakers to Rural Students

by Bridge to Turkiye Fund


Many economically disadvantaged and displaced families in Turkey cannot afford shoes for their children. Generations of children have to share a single pair of shoes because their families cannot afford new ones. Though sneakers or boots alone are not a cure for the many problems that these children face, with this project, our goal is to lift these children's spirits and give them hope for future.
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We read about this problem almost every day in the news. A child is walking to school in the cold of winter with slippers or generations of children sharing the same pair of shoes. Providing shoes for needy students is a simple yet effective way to erase the stigma of poverty and provide warmth to their feet.


A modest $15 gift will ensure a child's feet will be protected from the cold snows of winter, not get sick very easily due to improper shoes, and give them the chance to walk with pride alongside more privileged fellow students. $10 dollar donation will provide a child with brand new sneakers she would need for her new school year.

Long-Term Impact

By providing shoes to children, mostly living in rural Anatolia or underdeveloped areas of large cities, this project will invest in more secure, happier and healthier future for children. In the long term, children will become more productive members of their society. Our project will eliminate one of the basic problems for the underprivileged families so that children can focus more on their education instead of constantly worrying about future.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Student Enablement Programs : BOOTS4KIDS

Organization Information

Bridge to Turkiye Fund

Location: Cary, NC - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Hande Uzun
Cary, NC United States
$21,947 raised of $50,000 goal
384 donations
$28,053 to go
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