16-year-old Nicholas says his interest in helping homeless children started at age 5, when his parents took him to visit a homeless shelter. His excitement over a new pair of shoes with lights turned to sympathy for children who barely had anything to wear. He started donating his outgrown shoes to shelters, but realized it’s uncomfortable to wear shoes broken in by someone else. For a community-service project tied to his bar mitzvah four years ago, he created a project to donate new shoes to homeless children, and what started as one bin in one temple dedicated to one shelter has grown into a national operation called Gotta Have Soles with several shoe retailers as sponsors. Way to go Nicholas! See his story here.