Clothing. Confidence. Inclusion.



  Our Work

My New Red Shoes strives to improve the self-esteem, educational experience and quality of life of homeless and low-income children and youth by working together with local communities and agency partners.

With the belief that no child should struggle to have their basic needs met, MNRS mobilizes resources to close the clothing gap for students in-need by providing them with new shoes and clothing throughout the school year. Beyond filling an unmet need, our work helps to improve the school attendance, inclusion, and self-esteem and confidence of our community's vulnerable children and youth.

Our effective partnership model maximizes community resources, leverages our collective capacity to serve children, and advances our vision of a world in which all children live free from poverty and its consequences.


Since 2006, MNRS has provided new shoes or clothing to nearly 90,000 homeless and low-income children in the SF Bay Area and Greater Portland.

Many times, we encounter students who share that they do not go to school because they do not have clothing to wear or because they are bullied over repetition of outfits.
— Gilroy Unified School District