Winnipeg Harvest

More Than Shoes

More Than Shoes is a program of Winnipeg Harvest. Founded by Wendy Erlanger, this Winnipeg grassroots movement outfits children in need with new, proper-fitting shoes and boots.

With families struggling to feed themselves, purchasing new footwear places an additional burden on their budgets. Children with new, well-sized shoes no longer stand out from their peers due to what they lack, but are equally equipped to learn and live an active life.

Shoes provide dignity, hope and self-esteem; all important ingredients
for fighting poverty in the long term.

Our hope is that every child in need of shoes and boots will have them.




We suggest a donation of $35 per pair of shoes or boots, but whatever you can donate will help. We will use your donation to purchase Payless Gift Cards which are then distributed through the school system to those in need. Tax receipts are available for donations of $20 or more.

Donate Online
Donate by Phone
Donate by Mail or In-Person

For more information, please contact:

Nicole Koltowski, Development & Finance Administrative Associate
Winnipeg Harvest
1085 Winnipeg Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0S2
Phone (204) 982-3672