New York–Billy4Kids, a non-profit organization aiming to provide the basic needs of children in the form of shoes to foster a safer environment for children to live and play, has been working hard in 2015, making significant donations to Medellin, Columbia; Port Au Prince, Haiti and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
With the New Year in full force, 2016 will be an even more important year with continued larger donations and expanded regions.
“When my partner and I started Billy4Kids in 2013, we had one goal in mind: to help those in need. Now, two years later, we are incredibly fortunate to have distributed over 4000 pairs of shoes over the world,” says Billy4Kids founder and iPark/Imperial Parking CEO, Bill Lerner. “This new year looks to be the most impactful yet as we continue our mission to provide shoes to children in poverty stricken areas. There are a number of ways you can support those who may not have access to basic needs–we urge others to please share their assets to the world because at the end of the day, we can achieve more by working together.”
The vision behind Billy4Kids stemmed from the awareness of infectious diseases affecting barefoot children in areas of poverty around the world. Lerner knew that a drastic change had to be done with the strong focus on prevention. To date, Billy4Kids has made strides in many countries such as Haiti, South Africa and Peru. 2016 will continue to bring more shoes and hope to even more areas such as South America and local programs benefiting the community close to home.
To contribute clothing or financial donations to Billy4Kids’ fight against parasitic diseases, please go to www.billy4kids.org/donate.