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Steve Giannini "Walk the Job Site" Shoe Drive

Benefiting kids in our nearby neighborhoods. Inspired by the impact of newly retired Steve Giannini. 

Help us collect brand name sneakers for kids in grades K-12 from June 26th – July 19th at AGA offices and jobsites. Collected shoes and proceeds benefit Shoes That Fit, a non-profit providing new athletic shoes to kids-in-need.

Drop off shoes at any AGA office or job site from June 26th – July 19th or donate online!

Types of Sneakers
  • NEW athletic shoes in its box
  • Quality brands like Reebok, Adidas, Fila, Converse, and Vans
  • Youth sizes: 1 - 4.5. Adult sizes: 5 - 12.
  • We are looking for variety of sizes and colors to create stacks of sneakers for the many kids in need!

Why New, Brand Name Sneakers in Their Box Matters to Kids
  • Give kids pride in the shoes they wear
  • This might be the first new pair of shoes they've owned
  • Participating schools report a 87% increase in self esteem for school children when they get new shoes and a 75% increase in physical activity. 62% of children also have an increase in improved behavior in the classroom and 46% increased attendance.

Where To Donate

Monetary Donations

WHO IS STEVE GIANNINI

It didn’t matter what a project looked like or how massive it was, Steve Giannini always said: “It’s all about the people.” These values are infused in the AGA culture and inspire the inaugural Steve Giannini “Walk the Jobsite” Shoe Drive.

Steve Giannini spent more than 35 years at AGA and was universally respected among our team and within the industry.

“Steve’s big thing was if you saw somebody struggling doing something or not working at a speed he thought was good, he would help. He was always side-by-side with our employees. That’s what comes to mind when I think of Steve and everything he has given to AGA.” — Scott Thurman, AGA Director of Safety

One of Steve’s best qualities was the pride he took in mentoring new hires. Steve would take every new project manager to a job site and walk them around the entire development, up and down the stairs, regardless of the number of stories, to give them a picture of what it was like to get a project done at AGA. Over the years, dozens of employees have walked jobs with Steve and this inspired the idea to name the shoe drive in his honor.

Founded in 1992, Shoes That Fit has provided more than 2 million pairs of shoes to those in need across the U.S.

Their vision: “A new pair of shoes can be a life-changing event for a child. School attendance, self-esteem and behavior improve. Physical activity increases. Smiles return. All from an often overlooked item — a good pair of shoes. Our vision is that, one day, every child in America who needs new shoes gets new shoes, allowing all children the opportunity to reach their highest potential.”


Thank you for helping us support kids in need while also honoring the values of Steve!