FAQ

HOW DO WE RAISE FUNDS FOR CHOOSE TO CARE?

The main source of funds has been Macy’s yearly SHOP FOR A CAUSE event, a national day of support for our communities. This event that has recently moved to an online format which allows eligible non-profit organizations to receive donations for a period of time and the donors receive discounted coupons for a shopping spree. There are raffles sold from time to time. Tickets are also sold for brunch, dinner and event. As well as the kindness of family and friends

HOW IS MONEY RAISED FOR CHOOSE TO CARE USED?

All of the money raised for CHOOSE TO CARE, is used to purchase a brand new pair of shoes for many children and young adults in need.

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ARE THERE CRITERIA USED TO DECIDE WHO GETS A PAIR OF SHOES?

The formal way of obtaining shoes is to apply online We have partnered with non-profit organizations nationwide and abroad that are focused on the youth. However anyone can refer a child in need and if proven legitimate, assistance will be given.

WHAT DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE LOOKS LIKE?

An unpaid Board, consisting of a Director, Treasurer, Secretary, cheered on by Supporters who give their donations and assist in our fundraising activities because they believe in our cause.

WHAT IS YOUR LONG TERM GOAL?

We plan to create a revenue-producing project that will sustain CHOOSE TO CARE. We are now at the drawing board contemplating the most sensible move to make this a reality in the future.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO PROVIDE THIS SERVICE?

We have a deep commitment to issues affecting children around the world. Globally a vast number of children live without shoes and if they do have a pair, chances are they are ill fitting or falling apart. The simple act of a brand new pair of shoes will protect their feet from cuts and infections. Although a pair of shoes does not solve the multitude of problems associated with poverty, it could keep the children in school, brightening their future, giving them dignity and hope.