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February 3, 2016 - at the Riverwalk
Julie distributes sneakers to the families of Metropolitan Ministries that will be participating in the Gasparilla Distance Classic.



January 2016 - Metropolitan Ministries
Julie fits 50 children and parents at Metropolitan Ministries with running sneakers so they can train for Gasparilla Distance Classic on February 20th.


August 6, 2015 - Metropolitan Ministries
Julie meets with Metropolitan Ministries to create a plan for 2015 fulfillments. Julie teams up with the Ball Corporation for Shoe Givers fall fitting event. Together, with the Ball Corporation, they fit and distribute over 100 pairs of shoes.



December 18, 2014
Julie attends her first fulfillment from the August fitting with friend Melissa Miller.



August 2014
Jacob is getting ready to go to college and has his last official Shoe Giver of Tampa event August 2014. Jacob announces Julie Rice will officially be taking over Shoe Giver of Tampa.See Video & Read Full Article »




Walmart Awards Grants: December 12, 2012
Walmart Gives $150,000 to 10 Nonprofits Led by Extraordinary Volunteers on the Third Day of “12 Days of Giving” Holiday Campaign. Read Full Article »




Daytime Show, August 16, 2012

Shoe Giver Tampa - Jacob Rice


National Philanthropy Day: November 16, 2011
"Youth in Philanthropy Award Winner - AFP Suncoast Chapter


Reader’s Digest Article August 2011
"Putting Shoes on the Feet of Underprivileged Kids"


From the Corps", City of Tampa Television (CTTV), April 13, 2011


Watch Jacob's CNN Interview (10/20/10):
"Interview with Ali Velshi of CNN"
Jacob Rice - Shoe Giver of Tampa
Watch the CNN Interview

AOL Good News Now (10/11/10):
"Florida Teenager Jacob Rice Puts Shoes on 1300 children"

ABC Action News Story (9/16/10):
"Teens Organization Gives Shoes to Children In Need"

TBO.com News Story (5/09/09):
"Liberia's leader shows her class at local school"

Other Articles
Click & View: Berkeley News Article (May of 2007)

Click & View: Cigar School in the Domincan Republic Article (Summer 2010)

FOX 13 News Story (3/31/07):
Shoe Giver of Tampa - Jacob Rice - Spring 2007


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