This Foundation is a volunteer driven, 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Charity Corporation and operates exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
WHAT WE DO
Our goal is to bring smiles to those in need. We provide charitable support to Military veterans, K-12 students, the homeless, single mothers, animal-related causes or anyone facing hardship. Many of our causes are shoe related, such as donating footwear to people in need and filling shoe boxes with donated items to local schools, animal shelters or deployed US Troops.
Our overhead costs are minimal - meaning more of your donations go directly to the cause we are supporting.
In pursuant to helping as many people in need as possible, we sometimes partner with other 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with similar charity goals, such as Warrior Dogs and Troops Need Love Too.
Check out the Events Page for upcoming fundraisers and volunteer opportunities.
ABOUT ANDREW CLAYTON
We conceived this Foundation in memory of Andrew Clayton Berg - a PFC of the US Army from Waterford, MI.
After marrying the love of his life, Colleen, on June 19th, 2015, Andrew courageously followed his dreams and enlisted in the US Army. Out of love and support, Colleen enlisted as well.
Colleen was sent to Fort Sill in Lawton, OK and Andrew was sent to Fort Jackson, SC as part of the Bravo Company, 1-61, 1st platoon. Andrew excelled immediately – known for supporting his fellow recruits and being “a hell of a shooter”; hitting 40/40 targets at various ranges and firing positions and receiving the Hawkeye Badge for outstanding marksmanship. He enrolled in the Army EMT Program and achieved his certification at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.
Andrew and Colleen were ultimately stationed at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, NC as part of The 82nd Airborne Division -- an elite airborne infantry division specializing in parachute assault operations into denied areas.
Andrew sadly and unexpectedly passed away while serving his country on January 6th, 2017 at the age of 27. He is survived by his beloved wife Colleen... who he loved more than anything in the world.
Andrew embodied a rare level of kindness, which he emanated with his loud laugh and trademark huge, shy grin. To meet him was to know he was a good friend, and for those reasons he had many.
Our mission is to propagate his smile to those in need and carry on his memory through the love and support of his friends, family, and our volunteers.