ABA Joins Association Community to Raise Money for Shoes for Washington D.C.‘s Homeless Children

ABA has joined a number of D.C.-based associations to help raise awareness and money for Soles4theDistrict. An organization that provides new sneakers to homeless children throughout the District for school. We have pledge raising $10,000 during this campaign. If you would like to help us with our fundraising, click here.

About Soles4theDistrict

There are 1.5 million children across the country who are experiencing homelessness, and 6,500 right here in DC Public Schools. While many organizations focus on the critical needs of food and shelter, school officials share that shoes are essential for students to succeed. Through its 4EveryKid program, Soles4Souls aims to provide new shoes each year to these students. Something as simple as a new pair of shoes means opportunity for these kids: it raises their confidence, improves their school performance and attendance, and allows them to stay active through sports and extracurricular activities.

Soles4theDistrict is bringing the DC Association community together for one simple goal – raise $130,000 to ensure that all kids facing housing instability and homelessness in DCPS will have a new pair of athletic shoes at the start of the school year (a pair of shoes costs about $20 per pair).

The campaign kicked off in June and will culminate with a 4EveryKid event at a DC school in September, where you will be able to see your impact in action as we provide new shoes to all students at that school.

About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.


Melanie Hinton, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, ABA
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