Shoes that fit empower
kids to jump.skip.run.grow.learn.play.thrive.
Every child deserves a joy-filled childhood. Every child deserves shoes that fit.
Proper shoes empower children to run free at recess… participate in sports… engage with peers shame-free… get a boost of confidence… concentrate in class… and experience less stress.
Shoes can do so much for kids. It’s a simple solution that changes everything!
One of the most visible signs of a child in poverty is a pair of worn-out, ill-fitting shoes.
No one likes to be left out, mocked, or in pain. Kids who can’t afford proper athletic shoes face that every day at school, leading to lifelong challenges.
Real Life Impact Stories
She’s more confident.
“One of my students, who is in our hard-of-hearing program, could not believe her eyes when we told her she was getting new shoes. Her expression was priceless, almost as if she won an award. She kept signing, "For me?"”
His family is stronger.
“My mommy can't buy me new sneakers. She is going to be more happy than me.”
His grandparents say thanks.
“Thank you to whoever donated the pair of shoes for my grandson! You see, he has never had a brand-new pair of shoes.”
Teachers share their stories.
“Their enthusiasm for a well-fitting pair of gorgeous brand-new shoes is incredible. This means so much to them.”
By the Numbers
The following percentages of educators report improvement in these areas after kids receive new shoes: