See a need...Meet a need.
Shoe by Shoe & Now Socks Too!
Every kid deserves new shoes & socks
and together you can help us make that happen!
In January of 2022, we became aware of the millions of children between the ages of 5 and 13 living below the poverty level that so desperately needed something as simple as a pair of shoes and a pair of socks. The Foundation's motto has always been to "See a Need, Fill a Need", and that is exactly what we've done.
We have already distributed 42,000 pairs of shoes and 45,000 pairs of socks to these children.
Through the experience and success of this program, we realized the significant need to provide shoes and socks to other Title 1 elementary schools in Florida. Our 2023 goal is to focus on the needs of these children in the state of Florida and ultimately provide 50,000 pairs of shoes and 150,000 pairs of socks. We also are happy to provide shoes and socks to students in other states if a donor selects a specific school.
HELP us HELP these unfortunate children. Join our mission of changing a child’s life one pair of shoes (and 3 pairs of socks!) at a time. Photos of our deliveries will be sent out for all to see how together we are saving souls with every pair of soles!!!
Thank you for your support!
99% of every dollar donated goes directly to purchase shoes!!
Since January we have purchased and distributed 42,000 pairs of shoes and 45,000 pairs of socks!
Schools who have benefited from our program:
Rolling Green Elementary
Plumosa School of the Arts and Sciences
The next generation in the Forster Family, Jamie Falkin, is now at the helm of the Foundation. Jamie will be overseeing the Shoe by Shoe initiative while Bill Forster still remains an integral part of the Foundation.
Current Local Missions
The Farmworker's Childrens Center is a safe space where children are tutored, receive homework help, enrichment programs, camp and more. The Foundation provided over 70 laptops, one for every student, and has pledged to provide additional computers as needed. In appreciation for the laptops, the Center has renamed the facility, "Justin's Little School House," in memory of the Foundation's Founder, Bill Forster's grandson. We continue to support the needs of the children.
Past & Accomplished Missions
Brother Bob's Food Pantry - Where Hope is Rewarded is the motto of Brother Bob’s True Fast Outreach Ministries. Their main goal is to make sure nobody goes hungry, and they specifically target men, women & families who come to their Food Pantry in West Palm Beach. The Forster Foundation is subsidizing the Food Pantry to make sure nobody goes hungry. The pantry feeds between 80 and 100 families a week.
Mask & Face Shield Mission - Provided 70,000 masks and 5,000 face shields to the South Palm Beach County Food Bank, local schools and religious organizations.
Thanksgiving Missions -
Provided the Palm Beach County Food
Bank with 800 Turkeys
Provided Turkeys to a local Baptist Church
feeding 4,000 people.
We are proud to have worked with Rabbi Greg Hershberg of Beth Yeshua International, on all of the following missions in Israel.
Wheelchair Mission provided physically challenged Israeli children of all faiths, wheelchairs fitted to meet their individual needs. The adjustable chairs are designed to meet the children's needs for several years as they grow and develop. This life-changing gift enables each child to reach their full potential and provides them with hope, independence, mobility and self-esteem. The mission supplied over 1,000 Wheelchairs.
The iPad Mission provided the gift of education and imagination. The Foundation has delivered over 800 iPads and tablets to dozens of agencies servicing physically and mentally challenged children.
Neve Michael Children's Village in Pardes Hanna, Israel is an organization like no other and is very dear to the Foundation and Rabbi Hirshberg. The Rabbi and his congregation have been supporting Neve Michael over the past ten years. Bill Forster is a past board member and past president of Neve Michael. The Children's Village has a 7 acre campus which includes family homes, a school, synagogue and is the only facility in Israel with two 24/7 crisis centers; one for children and one for teen-aged girls.