She knew she was wrong, but did it anyway. My friends know I work for Shoes That Fit and love the idea of helping kids get new shoes for school. Some of them, I discovered, go a little too far. My friend Mel is always on the lookout for kids with nasty looking shoes, hoping she can intervene and provide a new pair of athletic shoes for a kid whose family can’t afford them for whatever reason. Mel can be a little pushy, so while in the grocery store, she tells me she spotted a kid who was running around in really awful shoes—holes everywhere, discolored, no shoe strings. She stopped him and asked him if he’d like a new pair of shoes for school, and he looked very confused. As soon as she started this conversation, an adult stepped up and introduced herself as his mother. Mel told her about Shoes That Fit and she was insulted. Mel has learned her lesson!
And that brings me to this point: our school programs are structured so that the schools choose kids most in need, not us, nor does the public come to our door for the simple reason that we can’t really tell who’s in need just by looking. If you really want to help children who really need help, start a program here with us. We’ll help you find a school with kids who need and desperately want new shoes, and they and they’re family will be grateful. I promise.
Thank you to the following organizations for their generous support of Shoes That Fit! Without you, we could not continue the important work of providing new shoes to children in need. Because of your contributions, youngsters will attend school in comfort and with dignity!
Girl Scout Troop #761-Pasadena, CA. $100-Proceeds from your cookie sale are truly appreciated. You are an amazing group of young ladies!
Charis Fund-Claremont, CA. $5,000-A benevolent trust established by the Dobbins Family in 1938 in support of projects relating to social, educational and health needs in California and the Pacific Northwest.
Inland Empire United Way-R.Cucamonga, CA. $14,000 in support of our programs.
Samuel & Helene Soref Foundation-Studio City, CA. $5,000 in response to our Back To School & Holiday campaigns.
Blues & Brews is a new fundraiser happening in the Claremont Village July 3rd! For only $30 (advance ticket purchase), you can stroll in to over 25 businesses hosting beer tasting from local artisans throughout the Village and listen to some blues and jazz bands, too! Shoes That Fit staff, myself included, will be on hand to greet you at the check-in station at the Train Depot. Come on by & say “Hi”. You’ll be helping Shoes That Fit help kids in need and we'd love to meet you, our generous supporters. See you in the Village!
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