In 2002, a frightened and crying four-year-old girl was brought into St. PJ’s Children’s Shelter, along with her six-year-old brother. Due to severe abuse and neglect, they had to be removed from their home. While the case manager was comforting the little girl, she noticed that the girl was wearing red glittered shoes. When asked, “Where did you get those?” the little girl responded, “My grandma gave me these shoes because someday I am going to go home.”
Those little red shoes, our inspiration for the St. PJ’s Red Shoes Fiesta, have served as a reminder that each child dreams of a special, safe place to call home. This is our 18th year of celebrating those little red shoes, and St. PJ’s Children’s Home will be doing it in style at our Red Shoes Fiesta Virtual Event and Auction, to be held May 1st – May 9th, 2021.
We hope that you will take this opportunity to help the children of St. PJ’s find their own “Red Shoes” on their path to a safe and happy home. YOU can help St. PJ’s make a difference by providing a Red Shoes Fiesta Sponsorship or making a donation.
Our online auction is LIVE through Sunday, May 9, 10:00pm.
Watch our inspirational videos!
We may not be having an in-person event this year, but you can still take a virtual tour of our beautiful St. PJ’s campus at 919 Mission Road by watching this video!
What happens to a child when they arrive at St. Peter-St. Joseph Children’s Home? What about one week and one month after arrival? Find out by watching the video below!