Why Shoes?...Thoughts from our CEO
When someone hears that I work for “Shoes That Fit,” I often see a question in their eyes –why shoes? It takes a beat for people to realize that there are many children lacking something as basic as decent shoes that fit.
Shoes are expensive. Kids outgrow them quickly. And not fitting in with your classmates causes shame and embarrassment.
Kids explain the power of a pair of new shoes best – like Victor:
“I really needed shoes because my two shoes ripped. I had to use my Grandma’s shoes and everybody was making fun of me.”
I truly believe that most of us want to make the world a better place, but too often we do not even know where to start. For those of you who want to help change the world, the first step can be as simple as a pair of new shoes.
CEO and Executive Director