Mad Kicks

Name of Non-Profit Organization *
Mad Kicks
Today’s Date: * Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number *
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? *
Address *

232 Prospect Street
Bellevue, KY 41073
United States
County *
Your Name * Marlene Thies
Your Title *
Founder, Executive Director
Your email address *
Your Phone Number (859) 653-5151
Executive Director’s Name *
Marlene Thies
Executive Director’s email address *
What is the mission of your organization?
Mad Kicks provides shoes for kids with braces, as well as fun socks to the patients at Perlman Center. The Center, located at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, provides therapy to children that have Cerebral Palsy or other related disorders. We believe all kids deserve a good pair of shoes on their journey to walk.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (3) Children
  • (8) Health
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
Many parents of CP patients cannot work because of the level of commitment it takes to care for these beautiful children. In return their kids rarely get new things like shoes and socks. I know from my own experience that shoes for braced kids are expensive. They are also not covered by insurance or Medicaid.
Mad Kicks is a unique organization that not only provides shoes for kids on their journey to walk but also spreads awareness about this issue. Proper footwear is needed for these kids to be able to walk, and they are deprived of this because of finances or not knowing what to buy.
Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? *
No, sorry.