Empathy for how a child felt with foot pain from shoes too small. Compassion to see a need and want to meet it. The Will to act to make that change a reality in the lives of children since 1992. Elodie (Silva) McGuirk founded Shoes That Fit in 1992 starting on a bulletin board at Harvey Mudd College. She organized volunteer donors into action and thus began the mission of what would become Shoes That Fit. From that mission came our values that no child should have to go to school in poorly fitting shoes and suffer embarrassment and pain. Knowing that she could change that one aspect in a child’s life she did simply by providing a new pair of shoes.
Elodie saw a need and wanted to make a difference. You can, too! Start a volunteer group, donate, engage in corporate volunteering and make kids smile.
“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead