This 16-Year-Old Is Helping The Homeless One Shoe At A Time
Nicholas Lowinger is a 16-year-old on a mission. He founded the Gotta Have Sole Foundation after visiting a homeless shelter in his home state of Rhode Island. After seeing children who were barefoot and with shoes made of duct tape, he wanted to allow children to have a positive childhood experience by owning their own pair of comfortable and perfectly fitting new shoes. Since it's inception, Nicholas and Gotta Have Sole has helped more than 16,500 children across 35 states.
Vonmarie and Pedro are parents of 3 who were forced out of their apartment after being unable to pay rent. Gotta Have Sole provided all 3 of their children with shoes -- It's easy to see how much of a positive impression new shoes have made!