Twelve year old Nicholas was inspired to start Gotta Have Sole Foundation because at a very young age he saw children in homeless shelters in Rhode Island who didn’t have shoes or had shoes that were used and falling apart. Some had to share footwear with a family member and missed school because it wasn’t their turn to wear the shoes that day, and others had sores on their feet from wearing shoes that didn’t fit them properly. He was devastated by this and wanted to help the children. He started donating his gently used clothing and footwear but often didn’t have the correct sizes for the children. He knew that the only shoes that would fit them best would be new, correctly sized ones and hoped someday he would be able to donate these. And he did just that.