Shoes That Fit brought 2017 to an exciting close by partnering with the Los Angeles Kings to deliver 100 pairs of new athletic shoes to Cimarron Elementary School in Hawthorne, CA. In addition to the shoes distribution for the most in need students, every child at Cimarron was given the opportunity to participate in a street hockey clinic the Kings Chariot Crew. Just imagine the joy of a child who may have received his first pair of new shoes and played his first game of hockey! Certainly a great day of firsts that will hopefully provide the inspiration and motivation needed to stay in school so he can reach his full potential.
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'Tis the season for giving and that's exactly what @AveryDennisonCorporation did this winter! In addition to donating money to Shoes That Fit, team members donated their time to help us process shoes for a delivery.
Each child is measured ahead of time and a pair of shoes is selected individually for them. It's a special process and we can't thank our behind-the-scenes-helpers enough for making it happen!
So when people ask us, “Why shoes?,” the answer is easy… Just ask those who were directly touched.
School staff tell us that students who are part of the Shoes That Fit program show an 85% increase in self-esteem and a 68% participation increase in physical activities. www.shoesthatfit.org