Nicholas Lowinger was only five years old when his mother took him to the local homeless shelter. It was their family time, a community outreach and chance to be part of even the most disenfranchised of their community. And Nicholas knew that the other children were like him, but he couldn’t take his eyes off their shoes – falling apart. At age 12, in preparation for his Bar Mitzvah, Nicholas pursued a community service project that saw him raise money to donate shoes to the local shelter. It didn’t end there: this was only the start of the incorporated non-profit foundation Gotta Have Sole, that has bedecked over 15,000 children in 35 states with new shoes, and recently expanded to assist veterans living in poverty and foster children. Wow. Check out Nicholas Lowinger’s Gotta Have Sole in the clip below.