The annual SAPD Share the Shoes fundraiser will benefit Zapatos

SAN ANTONIOZapatos has helped put shoes on children’s feet since 2016.

They stay true to their motto, “NO shoes, NO service”, because they know that for a child or teenager who has a good pair of shoes, it makes a difference in their life.

Zapatos works with school counselors and liaison officers to respond to shoe requests for students who need basic tennis shoes and for children who need accessible shoes due to a disability.

A well-fitting shoe opens doors to other opportunities like graduation, ROTC, after-school programs, sports, and even prom.

Donations for Share the Shoes will be accepted November 1 through December 16 and can be dropped off at any SAPD substation.

This year, in addition to shoes, new socks will also be accepted during collection.

SAPD Substation Locations

3635 East Houston Street

5020 Prue Road

711 W. Mayfield Road

7000 Culebra Road

515 Frio Street South

Zapatos is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2015 by Maria Gloria Martinez. Over 300 students were served in 2016 and 703 in 2017. Zapatos strives to help less fortunate families in society by providing them with new shoes. “Shoes are fundamental; Shoes are fundamental.


KSAT Community operates in partnership with University Health, Energy Transfer, and Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union. Click on here to learn about other KSAT community efforts.

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