Posted in News on June 10, 2022 Lace Up for Kids Back-to-School Shoes Program 2022

Lace Up for Kids Back-to-School Shoes Program

All school-age children from low-income families, grades K-12, in Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Tyler & Brooke Counties in WV, and Belmont County, OH, are eligible to receive a free new pair of shoes just in time for the new school year!Lace Up for Kids Back-to-School Shoes Program Logo

Wendy’s, WTOV9, and United Way have partnered to help children in school get new shoes for the new school year. Families can apply for each of their school-age children to get a new pair of sneakers if they live in the counties of Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Tyler & Brooke Counties in WV, and Belmont County, OH.

Applications to receive shoes ARE CLOSED

We have had a record number of applications this year and have, unfortunately, reached the capacity that our budget allows for this year’s program. You are invited to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay tuned to our most up-to-date information or by subscribing to our monthly newsletter.

If you would like to help give children in need back-to-school shoes:

Last year we were able to give out 300 pairs of shoes to children in need, thanks to generous donors like you! Check out this news clip of last year’s distributions.

Lace Up For Kids helps families in need to get a brand new pair of sneakers for their school-age children to start the new school year. The need is great, so donations are essential!

Monetary Donations can be sent to:

United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley
Attn: LUFK
1307 Chapline Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

For more information, learn how you can volunteer or donate money to charity to help your community, or contact United Way UOV at 304-232-4625.

Required documents for application:
Parent/Guardian Photo ID on the day of Pick Up

Dates and Locations for Pick Up are still being finalized

Each county will have its own specific date and location for pickup announced at a later date. Check back for any updates. The United Way will send emails to all those accepted once applications are closed to confirm pick-up dates and locations.