We held our the seventh annual "In His Shoes" event last Saturday (September 24th)! In His Shoes is an event where students are given the opportunity to pick out a brand new pair of shoes for the school year. Since we serve a lower-income community, many of our students are not able to purchase brand new shoes before the school year begins.
To meet this need, this year we teamed up with Young Men’s Service League - Vipers Chapter and Austin Christian Fellowship - Four Points to provide 200 brand new shoes. We also gave each student headphones and lunch, with the option to participate in fun activities. Our families were encouraged to see the amount of shoes available to them. Many of them expressed gratitude and thanks for providing a fun and family-oriented event for their children.
As a Christian organization, Faith Development is one our four core values. Each week, we are able to teach Faith Development during our afterschool program through our curriculum. At In His Shoes, we are able to be Jesus’ hands and feet, and teach Faith Development in a practical way for our students and families. As Side by Side Kids aims to provide opportunities for our families to tangibly experience the love of Christ, our prayer and goal is to continue to empower, love, and bless the families that we serve. Get to know our program more here and opportunities to donate resources here.