Shoes That Fit

I found out about this great charity, and with school coming up, it’s the perfect time to help.

Because every kid should start the school year with a pair of shoes that fit. You all know how bad it is for everyone – if you’re in a position to help, please do so. You’ll feel really good, knowing you helped in a very concrete and personal way:

Over 105,000 new pairs of shoes, clothes and other items were donated to children in need during the 2009-2010 school year!

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks, appreciation and gratitude to our volunteers and sponsor groups across the nation. Because of our dedicated volunteers running Shoes That Fit programs in over 1,200 schools in 35 states, thousands of children attended school in comfort and with dignity. Thank you for making that possible!

We recently received a letter from one such school program in Las Vegas, Nevada that reads:

“You may think that a new pair of shoes does little to help students academically. But let me be the first to tell you that when a child feels safe and happy-if they are not inhibited by their physical environment-only then can real learning occur. The new shoes your organization provided helped students to not feel embarrassed anymore because of torn, dirty, and ill-fitting shoes…I want to thank Shoes That Fit for making a difference in the lives of our little Culley Cougars! ~ Ellen S., Principal

We know that many of our volunteer chapters are already hard at work gearing up for the new school year but we did not want to miss this opportunity to say THANK YOU! Because like all of you, we believe that every child deserves shoes that fit.