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About Us

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”5em”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” inverse=””][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space height=”0.3em”][trx_image url=”1551″ bottom=”small”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][trx_title type=”2″ top=”tiny-“]Who We Are[/trx_title][trx_title type=”4″ font_weight=”400″]We are here not for income, but for outcome[/trx_title][vc_column_text]Wholly Kicks is a non-profit organization whose presence in Aurora, Colorado, and the Denver Metro area, exists for the purpose of “walking with” those in impoverished areas or those at risk of or, experiencing homelessness. Through the distribution of new shoes and socks, the focus of Wholly Kicks is to mentor and build relationships in “walking with” individuals experiencing economic disparity.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”0.9em”][trx_button link=”https://whollykicks.org/our-stories/” top=”tiny” bottom=”small”]Learn More[/trx_button][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inverse=””][vc_column][trx_title type=”2″ top=”tiny-“]

Who You Walking With?

[/trx_title][trx_title type=”4″ font_weight=”400″]Wholly Kicks Executive Director, Tyg Taylor’s evolving journey with Wholly Kicks:[/trx_title][vc_column_text]In November 2018, I discovered my new home in the heart of North Aurora. It was the neighborhood I had envisioned living in for years. After a life changing conversation with a man experiencing homelessness in the alley, behind the home I had yet to even put on offer on, the vision for Wholly Kicks began to unfold.

Since its initial inception, Wholly Kicks has made changes and movement to adapt to the concerns and issues of the community. What began specifically with walking with those
experiencing homelessness, has expanded to providing love and support to those in my neighborhood. On any given day I may be meeting up with someone I know who simply needs new shoes for themselves to go to work, or for their grandchildren to feel confident at school. My friends experiencing homelessness can easily receive a new pair of shoes simply by asking!

The largest change to our initial vision has been the creation of events where we now provide dozens (180 pairs at our biggest event to date) of individuals with brand new shoes that they choose and try on for themselves. These events have been in conjunction of working with fellow nonprofits, community organizations, and public schools. A key component to Wholly Kicks mission is the development of leaders who volunteer at our events. We work to have diverse leadership at every event with persons who are either experiencing homelessness or have in their past lived on the street. We also are committed to having leadership diversity of color and economic background as we support our multi-cultural community.

What began with a handful of gently used shoes and a mishmash of new shoes stored in my home, has now become a building inventory of a new shoes from toddler to size 20’s in our expanded three unit storage. Our goal is to continue to be ready on large scales when organizations or schools invite us in to walk with them as they provide new shoes for the community they serve and love.

Our vision to walk with others, has not changed! We continue to welcome the season ahead, adapting to the opportunities and partnerships as they arise.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”0.9em”][trx_button link=”https://whollykicks.org/our-stories/” top=”tiny” bottom=”small”]Learn More[/trx_button][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”3.1em”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” inverse=”” css=”.vc_custom_1578252600504{background-color: #f6f5f2 !important;}”][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”3.1 em” css=”.vc_custom_1578253101087{background-color: #f6f5f2 !important;}”][trx_title type=”2″ align=”center” top=”tiny-“]Walk With Us[/trx_title][trx_title type=”4″ align=”center” font_weight=”400″]Our Mission[/trx_title][vc_column_text]

The mission of Wholly Kicks is to reach those in impoverished areas (schools, churches, organizations, etc.) as well as those in or, at risk of being homeless by providing new shoes and socks. It is our goal to walk “with” and alongside those in challenging situations by providing a few basic items for everyday life but to also provide the support and compassion to empower others to consider a life that is deserving to be felt whole; not cast out, less than, discarded or damaged. “Who are you walking with?”

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