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What is Best Foot Forward?

In Lackawanna and Luzerne counties, one in four families is living in poverty. Many families are unable to provide adequate shoes for their children. In our partner schools, many children must walk to school, making the lack of good quality shoes even more serious.

Help fight the effects of poverty by providing shoes to kids in need at our partner schools.

Why Shoes?

Shoes are one of the most visible signs that a child is living in poverty. The lack of a decent pair of shoes can have a deep impact on a child's life. Kids may suffer bullying, social rejection, and miss many days of school each year as a result. We want to change that.

What Can I Do?

The best way to get involved is by donating to the Best Foot Forward project. $30 will provide one pair of sneakers or snow boots. If you’ve ever bought shoes, then you know that’s a good price for a pair of brand name shoes.

What Schools Get Shoes?

We recently approached three local schools with the desire to create long-term partnerships with the Parker Hill campus nearest to them. Those schools are Tunkhannock Intermediate in Wyoming County, Charles Sumner Elementary in Lackawanna County, and Daniel Flood Elementary in Luzerne County.

What kind of shoes?

We've partnered with local suppliers to get high-quality, name-brand shoes at cost. Students and their families will get to choose from a variety of Adidas sneakers or Sketchers snowboots, depending on their greatest need. You can view samples in the Best Foot Forward display at your campus.

New Shoes for Christmas!

Throughout the month of November, we're rallying to provide a pair of shoes or snow boots to every child in our partner schools—that's over 1200 pairs of shoes! Help a child put the best foot forward by giving to this project.

Get Involved!

Deliver Shoes to Campuses

Help transport shoes to the Clarks Summit and Wilkes-Barre campuses.

Thursday, December 5
10:00 AM

Dickson City campus

Join the Packing Party

Help organize shoes by classroom at your campus!

Sunday, December 8
1:00 PM

At Your Campus

Tunkhannock Intermediate

Pick up shoes at the Clarks Summit Campus and deliver them to Tunkhannock Intermediate.

Wednesday, December 11
9:30 AM–2:00 PM


Charles Sumner Elementary

Pick up shoes at the Dickson City campus and deliver them to Charles Sumner Elementary in Scranton.

Monday, December 9
9:30 AM–2:00 PM


Daniel Flood Elementary

Pick up shoes at the Wilkes-Barre campus and deliver them to Daniel Flood Elementary.

Tuesday, December 10
9:30 AM–2:00 PM


COVID-19 Update

In cooperation with orders from the PA Department of Health, and out of a heart of concern and care for our community, masks are now required for everyone ages 2+ while inside Parker Hill Church buildings.

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