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The mission of LACES of LOVE Charitable Foundation, Inc. is to provide new shoes (especially sneakers) to low income and disadvantaged children in Collier and Lee Counties, Florida, and to educate the public on the needs of these children.

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Foot Notes

2015 CONCERT Date Set

The fabulously popular TAMRA & FRIENDS Benefit Concert for LACES of LOVE is scheduled for Sunday, March 8, 2015.

Featuring Tamra Nashman Reichardt and her many friends from the SW Florida professional music scene, the Concert is the major fundraiser for LACES of LOVE.   Tickets are an affordable $30.00 per person to ensure that everyone can attend this evening of musical delights and support LACES of LOVE.  Tickets will be available at the door – or by pre-order beginning in Feb. 2015.… Read the rest

Already – summer shoes AND back to school

Happy Spring!  Having such fabulous community support and such a wonderful and successful Concert by Tamra Nashman Richardt and Friends,  LACES of LOVE has been checking the sales and preparing to purchase new shoes for a few special programs this coming summer – and even for this August’s Back to School rush.… Read the rest

Tamra Nashman & Friends Benefit Concert


Click on the image to download the flyer.… Read the rest – check it out!

AmazonSmileHelp support Laces of Love doing something you do all the time – SHOPPING ONLINE!  Amazon Smile is helping organizations by giving back a portion of what you spend on eligible purchases to the charities, like Laces of Love!  Go to and make sure you select Laces of Love before you start shopping.  Giving back couldn’t be easier!  So what are you waiting for?  GET SHOPPING!Read the rest

Project ACCESS

The Project A.C.C.E.S.S Program works to Assist, Clarify, Coordinate, Educate, and provide Support Services for all homeless children and youth referred in the School District of Lee County. The district homeless education liaison coordinates efforts with the Project ACCESS social worker, and Title I school social worker to provide activities for, and services to, homeless children, including preschool-age and unaccompanied youth that enable, them to enroll in, attend, and succeed in school.  I am writing to Thank LACES OF LOVE for your continued support of the students in Lee County School District. I especially thank you for the students who are eligible through Project ACCESS Program. Our numbers of students in transition and experiencing or at risk of becoming homeless are growing every year. In 2011/12 school year 1,392 students were identified and served. This … Read the rest

A Coaches Thank You

To Laces of Love

I cannot say thank you enough for what Laces of Love does to help the students and student athletes of Immokalee High School. I also cannot thank you enough for the amazing support you have given the wrestling season over the past couple of years. Without this support the wrestling program would have not grown like it has and I would not have been able to instill the values in the kids that participating in a sport provides.  While the kids are very thankful for what Laces of Loves gives them I myself am more thankful for what you have given me the opportunity to do. The opportunity that you have given me is the chance to coach some of the best kids a coach could ask for. This year we … Read the rest

A Story from a Shoe Buying Excursion

After purchasing over 500 pairs of back to school shoes at a local store, some Laces of Love board members were thrilled to have a young store employee help load the 500+ pairs of shoes into their cars.  The employee was a recent Collier County high school graduate.   He asked, “So what’s all this about – all these shoes?”  The Laces gals explained that they were buying for LACES of LOVE, and he smiled and said, “You know what?  I know what Laces of Love is!”   He got very excited and continued, “I went to Lely High School, and I received new shoes and new football cleats from Laces of Love!  My parents are divorced, and my mom didn’t have the extra money for shoes - let alone football cleats.  I wouldn’t have been Read the rest

Children From Guadalupe

Most were wearing shoes that had been passed down from siblings and cousins.  It’s amazing how well they take care of these shoes and try to keep them clean even when you can see the soles are wearing thin and falling apart.  It was amazing to see the joy on their faces and watch them run around with excitement in their new shoes.

Thank you to everyone who made this amazing day possible including all our Laces of Love supporters, Snyderman’s, The Guadalupe Center and the Immokalee Casino for busing the children to Naples.Read the rest



3/8/15 – Tamara & Friends Benefit Concert 
Join us on Sunday, March 8, 2015 for the sixth annual concert to benefit Laces of Love.


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