Walk, Run or Stroll - for the "soles" of our kids
Lace up your running shoes and join the race
to provide back-to-school shoes for kids!
Join our partners at Karma Roofing as they host the first ever “Karma Cook Out 5K”, which will raise dollars to support Embrace Families’ Back to School Shoe Drive.
Net proceeds from this event will provide new shoes for children who have experienced, or are at risk of, abuse or neglect — helping them return to the classroom with a spring in their step and a new sense of confidence.
For a child in foster care, a new pair of shoes provides “normalcy”; bringing a sense of stability to kids whose disrupted family lives often make them feel alone and different from their classmates and friends.
Sign up to be a part of Karma’s 5k and help a child or teen stand out for their “soles”, not just what’s on their feet.
Can you help us reach our goal of back-to-school
shoes for 1,000 local children and teens?
Sign Up to Participate in the 5K
6:30am – Park and Registration Open | 7:30 am – 5K Start
Harbor Park at Lake Baldwin | 4990 New Broad Street, Orlando, FL 32814
Not available to run, walk or stroll?
Here are others ways to help reach our goal.
There are three easy ways to contribute:
Donate Host a Shoe Drive Share on Social
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram as we march towards the goal of 1,000 pairs of shoes in time for back to school.
Note: The cost of shoes ranges according to age, brand, type and store. Each direct gift of $50 or more to our Back-to-School Shoe Drive will help provide a new pair of shoes to a child or teen in foster care, along with a renewed sense of normalcy.
About Embrace Families
Embrace Families is committed to helping keep struggling families intact by addressing the root causes of abuse and neglect, such as poverty, homelessness, and addiction. When a child cannot remain safely in their home, we support them through foster care, adoption, mentoring and beyond, to ensure that children in bad situations move toward brighter futures.