Strides of Confidence is a program of Hammonds Initiative that provides new and/or gently used shoes to low-income adults and children in need.

  • Low-income children are more likely to be bullied due to their economic circumstances. Our hope is to restore confidence in our youth so that they may focus on what's really important, academic success.
  • While low-income adults and teenagers seek to get out into the workforce, they face the financial obstacle of obtaining quality professional foot attire. We aim to provide our resources as a stepping stone into a brighter future of financial stability.





Shoe Donation Drop-Off Site:


  •  Penn Hills YMCA, 11817 Frankstown Rd., Pittsburgh, Pa 15235