Jacob has distributed over 1500 pairs of shoes, 800 pairs locally and over 700 pairs internationally. Jacob will help any child in need of new shoes and accepts monetary donations, new shoes and or sneakers from individuals, manufacturers and suppliers.
Jacob learned that in his own community an overwhelming number of children needed shoes that fit correctly and many of these children had never owned a new pair of shoes. Jacob believed that if children had new shoes that fit correctly, they would gain more pride, comfort and confidence. Jacob was determined to make a difference and he founded Shoe Giver of Tampa.
Jacob Rice (16) founded Shoe Giver of Tampa (SGOT) in 2006 at the age of 10.
SGOT is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide new shoes to children in need. At age 10, Jacob contacted the local Corporation to Develop Communities (CDC) in East Tampa to see what he could do to make a difference in his community.