SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES: Heather Hopkins ’99, an early-education advocate, started My New Red Shoes in 2006 to provide back-to-school outfits and footwear to homeless and low-income children in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was inspired by her mother’s painful childhood memories of being unable to afford new school clothes. Six months after starting the nonprofit, Hopkins outfitted 354 kids with new attire and shoes. Today the organization — with a five-person staff and an extension office in Portland, Ore. — is estimated to have helped more than 57,000 kids.
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