For some, hope can by found in a pair of shoes.

Soles for

Soles for Children™ (Soles4Children™) is a federally recognized non-profit organization that was established in California in 2009*. Our purpose is to provide footwear, supportive services, and education to poor children living in areas of the developing world that are prone to hookworm infection. Hookworm infection steals what little nutrition these children get,and saps the energy they need to grow and learn.  

To fight hookworm, programs must be developed to improve poor sanitation, lack of clean water, inadequate nutrition, and provide health and nutritional education and footwear. Soles for Children™ will tackle this problem by partnering with like-minded indigenous organizations and apply a three-pronged approach of prevention (free footwear), treatment (medicines to treat any existing infection), and education (so the entire community understands the importance of nutrition, hygiene and wearing footwear).

We also partner with indigenous shoe manufacturers who use recycled materials, such as tire rubber, plastic water bottles and bags, to create or support sustainable local microenterprises devoted to developing socially responsible footwear. We will also accept and purchase shoes from reputable manufacturers and retailers in host countries ‘at cost’ or at a significant discount. Our goals is to sell footwear made by these indigenous organizations for the Western Market so that 100% of net proceeds can go back to Soles for Children™ to support our programs. All proceeds from the sales of our products will be used to provide medicines, health education, footwear, medical and other services to these children and their guardians.

Our goal is to protect and treat these children from infection so they may grow up and thrive to live extraordinary lives so they may be a force of change in their own communities.

*DISCLAIMER: 501c3 status dissolved January 2015. Any donations made after this time are not Tax-Deductible per IRS regulations.



If you would like to make a donation, please contact us at:

Soles For Children™
PO Box 23
Corona del Mar, CA. 92625, USA

Donations after 2015 are NOT Tax deductible.

Getting Involved


There are many ways to get involved. You can volunteer, take a trip with our team on our next outreach mission, or make a cash donation.

If you would like to contact us, need more information, or make a donation, please contact us at:

Soles For Children™
PO Box 23
Corona del Mar, CA. 92625, USA

Vision and Mission & Vision 


Vision - The vision of Soles for Children™ is to eradicate hookworm infection in poor children by providing footwear, supportive services, health education and treatment. 

Mission - The Mission of Soles for Children™ is to partner with like-minded global and indigenous organizations to procure, manufacture and distribute shoes, medicines and health educational materials to children living in areas susceptible to hookworm infection

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