About David's Shoes


On March 14, 1998, David Lane, II the sole son of David and Elaine Lane tragically lost his life as a result of gunfire at the age of 18. In that same year 3,792 American children and teens (19 and under) died by gunfire in murders, suicides and unintentional shootings according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That is more than 10 young people a day.

Did we lose the one who had the secret of curing cancer?  Did we lose a Senator or even a President? Did we lose a humanitarian who would travel the world for human issues? We’ll never know. For those hopes and dreams are forever gone from us.

On September 23, 2006 Ms. Lane invited a few of her closest friends and confidants to present the idea of creating an organization in honor of her son, David, whose mission would be “to promote love of self and community.

Federally recognized as a NJ Non-Profit Corporation, David’s Shoes, has shared the message of honoring life with more than 7,000 young men women and children throughout New Jersey and New York at more than 100 locations.