Our Story

Changing Lives
One Pair of Shoes at a Time

What began in Claremont, California in 1992 as the vision of one person with a heart for children and a passion for empowerment, has turned into the largest national organization of its kind. Today, Shoes That Fit is helping children in need in thousands of schools across America. Over 1.4 million pairs of new shoes and other necessities have been raised and distributed and that number continues to grow.

Accepting no government funding whatsoever, and with over 90% of contributions going directly to school children through an impressive network of volunteer-run local grassroots chapters, Shoes That Fit is uniquely efficient and effective in its life-changing operations.

Most importantly, Shoes That Fit is helping kids improve their self-esteem and fit in at school by eliminating one of poverty’s most visible and debilitating marks. If you’d like to help, we’d love to have you join us.