Madison “Peach” Steiner is the 22 year old founder/president of Peach’s Neet Feet. A non-profit organization where artists custom paint and donate shoes, telling the stories of brave children living with disabilities and fighting serious illnesses. Madison’s mission is to bring awareness for these children, to celebrate their courage and individuality. Each brush stroke is filled with soul, inspiration and hope. Through her endeavors, she has learned that these are more than just a pair of shoes, but a gateway to connect people, to encourage people to do the same. Madison has seen a ripple of kindness turn into a wave of compassion, leading by example daily.
Peach’s Neet Feet started in Madison’s bedroom with a spark of fierce desire to make a difference. She dropped out of High School at the age of 16, attending college classes not long after, graduating with a degree in Human Services/Social Work studies. Madison was determined to use her talent of painting and her love to work with children, teaching the importance of art and expression and the power of paying it forward. Starting out as the only artist, Peach’s Neet Feet (PNF) now has numerous artists, including her brother Corey, who donate their time to help paint the shoes. Peach’s Neet Feet is now supported by both Vans and Converse shoes and DecoArt, receiving shoe and paint donations when needed. The organization works with several Children’s hospitals across and outside of the United States.
Her organization was chosen as the winner of the 2012 Random Acts of Kindness Foundation’s Extreme Kindness Challenge in February. This awarded Peach’s Neet Feet the opportunity to work with Story Teller’s for Good to create a story video, showing how a small pair of shoes can make such a large impact, inspiring people all over the world. This video was featured on Karma Tube website along with an article in the Huffington Post Impact. Madison received the Good Samaritan Real Heroes Award for 2012 for Northwest New Mexico in the month of May. Madison has also had the honor to paint two pairs of Vans shoes for Deepak Chorpa and has donated nearly 700 pairs of shoes to children in just two years.
Madison is a young philanthropist who really just wants to live a purposeful life, to inspire quietly with fierce passion and to change the world. Peach’s Neet Feet is internationally known, planting seeds, scattering kindness and bringing smiles to the faces of children all over.