Providing shoes & boots to deserving children since 1924.
Phone: 517-483-4092

Child Eligibility

ONB Group Kids

In cooperation with the Greater Lansing School Districts, we were able to provide shoes or boots to more than 7,000 local school children last year through our fundraising efforts.   The Old Newsboys Shoe Voucher program is handled through the Administrative Office of your local school district.  Children who are eligible for free or reduced lunches meet our income requirement.  However, please contact your local school district listed below for additional information and to request the eligibility form.

When completing the eligibility form, you may include all school age children from the same family even if the children are attending different schools.  You must verify that each child listed on the form is attending school.


“Thank you so very much for the gift certificates (for shoes). You have no idea of the appreciation I have for your organization in my time of need. Right now, I don’t have much and I’m struggling to make ends meet, just like a million parents around the world. But here is a $5 donation from our family. Thank YOU!!!” — T. Smith


Below is a listing of School Districts and the Superintendent’s Office Phone Number. His office will either help you or direct you to the district school at which your child is attending.

Bath Community Schools 517-641-6721
Charlotte Public Schools 517-541-5100
Dansville Schools 517-623-6120
Dewitt Public Schools 517-668-3000
East Lansing Public Schools 517-333-7500
Eaton Rapids Public Schools 517-663-8155
Fowler Public Schools 989-593-2296
Grand Ledge Public Schools 517-925-5400
Haslett Public Schools 517-339-7000
Holt Public Schools 517-694-0401
Laingsburg Community Schools 517-651-2705
Lansing Public Schools 517-755-1000
Leslie Public Schools 517-589-8200
Mason Public Schools 517-676-2484
Okemos Public Schools 517-706-5000
Ovid-Elsie Area Schools 989-834-2271
Perry Public Schools 517-625-3108
Pewamo-Westphalia Community Schools 989-587-5100
Portland Public Schools 517-647-4161
Potterville Public Schools 517-645-2662
St. Johns Public Schools 989-227-4050
Stockbridge Community Schools 517-851-7188
Waverly Community Schools 517-321-7265
Webberville Community Schools 517-521-3447
Williamston Community Schools 517-655-4361

Below is a listing of Academies or Special Programs and their phone numbers. This should lead you directly to the school at which your child attends.

Cole Academy 517-372-0038
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz Academy 517-267-8474
Great Parents, Great Start – Parent Educator 517-244-1433
Island City Academy 517-663-0111
Lansing Charter Academy 517-822-9585
Michigan Connections Academy 517-507-5390
White Pine Academy 517-589-8961
Windemere Park Charter Academy 517-327-0700