Shoes That Fit is honored to have been chosen as the recipient of a $200,000 grant from Kershaw’s Challenge to give NEW athletic shoes to children. Given the current social climate and the devastating financial effects of COVID-19, help is needed now more than ever for low income families. The funds will be used to provide brand new shoes to over 8,000 kids in Los Angeles and Dallas. Kershaw’s Challenge is a faith-based, others-focused organization founded by Dodger Pitcher Clayton Kershaw and his wife Ellen.
Ellen and Clayton shared their motivation: “When we first heard about Shoes that Fit, we knew immediately that we had to get involved. They are actively moving towards schools and kids who need a basic need met: new shoes that fit their growing feet. It seems so simple and yet having “shoes that fit” is a privilege that many kids don’t get to experience. Kershaw’s Challenge considers it an honor to help Shoes that Fit provide for kids in LA and Dallas.”
Our CEO, Amy Fass, thanked the Kershaws for their generous gift: “When families have to choose between putting food on the table or buying new shoes for school, you can imagine that food wins every time. The simple gift of a pair of shoes can increase a child's confidence, attendance and performance at school, and we are so thankful that Kershaw’s Challenge is taking the time to make such a positive impact on these kids.”
To join Clayton and Ellen in helping kids in Los Angeles, Dallas, and nationwide, please give today at www.shoesthatfit.org/donate. Give shoes. Give hope.