Here is what the schools tell us about the impact of our program:
Shoes That Fit tackles one of the most visible signs of poverty by giving kids in need new athletic shoes to attend school with dignity and joy. Together, we can make a difference to kids in need. We can alleviate this simple burden. We can stop bullying by making sure no child is wearing shoes that are too old or smelly or too inappropriate.
Since our founding in 1992, we’ve provided over 2 million pairs of brand new shoes and other necessities to children across the United States.
Our vision is that, one day, every child in America who needs new shoes gets new shoes, allowing all children the opportunity to reach their highest potential.
We pair “sponsoring groups” — businesses, colleges, community service groups and other organizations — with children at schools in their communities.
The school identifies the children most in need.
The school staff personally measures each child with the tools we provide.
Brand new shoes are purchased by the sponsoring group and delivered to the school.