ABA Joins Other Associations To Help Washington D.C.’s Homeless Children

The American Bus Association (ABA) has joined a number of Washington D.C.-based associations to help raise awareness and money for Soles4theDistrict, an organization that provides new sneakers to homeless children throughout the District for school. ABA has pledged raising $10,000 during this campaign. For those people and companies that would like to help, click here.

“There are 1.5 million children across the country who are experiencing homelessness, including 6,500 in DC Public Schools. While many organizations focus on the critical needs of food and shelter, school officials share that shoes are essential for students to succeed. Through its 4EveryKid program, Soles4Souls aims to provide new shoes each year to these students. Something as simple as a new pair of shoes means opportunity for these kids: it raises their confidence, improves their school performance and attendance, and allows them to stay active through sports and extracurricular activities,” according to a press release. “Soles4theDistrict is bringing the DC Association community together for one simple goal — raise $130,000 to ensure that all kids facing housing instability and homelessness in DCPS will have a new pair of athletic shoes at the start of the school year (a pair of shoes costs about $20 per pair).”

The campaign kicked off in June and will culminate with a 4EveryKid event at a DC school in September.

ABA is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations, and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry. Visit buses.org.

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