Head on over to Shoe Biz II (the one with the dinosaur out front between Ashbury and Clayton) and get yourself a pair of these sexy Muni chucks. Why? We’ll tell you.
If you’ve wandered past She Biz II recently, you probably saw some giant Muni tickets hanging in the windows. We thought it was because they just had some limited edition Muni kicks, but it turns out they’re raising money for Compass Family Services, a charity based in the Tenderloin that helps lift families out of homelessness.
Amazingly, CFS has been around for more than half the time San Francisco’s existed. They started out helping women and children who were drawn here by the 1915 World’s Fair transition to city life. Today, they help stabilize families in crisis, advocate for the homeless to the city government, and teach self-sufficiency skills. They’re an invaluable part of our city, and for helping them out, you get some seriously awesome new kicks.
The shoes cost $60, they’re tax free, and 100% of the money goes to Compass Family Services. One of Shoe Biz’s designers designed them pro-bono, and they’ll be doing some Halloween shoes and some Holiday shoes to benefit the charity, too.
If Muni isn’t your thing, they also have some Giants chucks. They’re orange and black, and they have Shoe Biz’s awesome dinosaur logo on the tongue.
If neither style floats your boat, you can donate directly to Compass Family Services here.