Kindness madison steiner

All too often, when children are diagnosed with a disability or serious illness, their world fills with appointments and disappointments. They might face lengthy hospital stays and painful treatments, not to mention missed opportunities to be a kid.

Madison Steiner—nicknamed “Peach”—is making a difference in these children’s lives by giving them the gift of recognizing their individuality that shines through their health conditions.

At age 16, Steiner dropped out of high school, but she had greater ambitions. She earned her GED and a college degree in human services/social work studies.

In 2011, she decided to put her caring on canvas—but instead of turning to a traditional art medium, she started painting custom sneakers for children living with serious health conditions.

As her giving gained momentum, Steiner founded a nonprofit organization, Peach’s Neet Feet, based in her home state of New Mexico. Today, with the help of dozens of artists across the U.S., Peach’s Neet Feet provides 50 pairs of shoes to children each month. Each pair is customized for a specific child’s interests and courageous fight. The organization coordinates donations with more than 20 hospitals and other nonprofits nationwide. Peach’s Neet Feet only asks in return that the child and his or her family promise to pay the kindness forward at some point.

Since 2011, Peach’s Neet Feet has donated more than 3,000 pairs of shoes and helped 4,000 families with other services, including care packages for children (with toys and art supplies), essentials for families facing lengthy hospital stays, “Peach Parties” and other events to raise funds and/or community awareness, and a support network for children and families.

In 2012, Steiner’s work was honored as the winner of the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation’s Extreme Kindness Challenge, which gave Peach’s Neet Feet the opportunity to work with Storytellers for Good to produce a video about the shoes’ impact. Steiner was a guest speaker at the Chopra Foundation Sages and Scientists Symposium 2013, and Peach’s Neet Feet received the Sheckler Foundation’s “Be The Change” award in May 2014. In September 2014 she spoke at the 5th annual TEDxABQ conference in Albuquerque, N.M.

Peach’s Neet Feet and Madison Steiner’s movement of kindness are gaining traction—making a happier world that celebrates the individuality of all children, one pair of unique shoes at a time.

Kindness. Pass It On!

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Jumariyah AUGUST 30, 2021
she is so sweet

James Charles from California FEBRUARY 5, 2021
This is so inspiring

Jessica Beckham from Frisco,TX JANUARY 24, 2021
Hi my name is Jessica Beckham I live in Frisco Texas when I was 13 I went to Childrens Medical Center Dallas Texas and plano There I found I had a brain tumor I don’t have cancer and have never I still have my brain tumor I live with every every day I wish they would make Billboard for people with brain tumors!

Kendell Condrey from Narrows, Virginia SEPTEMBER 28, 2020
This is so heartwarming! Its like its telling my self to do the same and i do, i do donate my old clothes that I dont wear

Maddi Shay from Narrows, Virginia SEPTEMBER 24, 2020
This is so inspiring! love it.

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