Being a hero to kids in need really is as simple as a pair of shoes.
“I have seen the impact a new pair of shoes makes on a child and that kind of happy is something I want to be involved with!” – Susan Jordan, Monthly Donor
You can impact your own community with as little as 10 pairs of shoes!
“This is direct. If we get shoes, they go on kids’ feet,” says Levine. “We like that sort of direct giving.” – Sharon and Stuart Levine, Lead Volunteer (AZ)
Create your own legacy by including Shoes That Fit in your estate plans.
“Making the decision to include Shoes That Fit in my will was an easy one. If my contribution can make even the smallest impact on children who need it, I’ll be proud to leave that as my legacy.” – Sharon Fordyce, Former Board Chair and Member of “Elodie’s Legacy”
Donating one hour of your time makes a HUGE impact!
“I used to be a teacher and I saw students who needed new shoes and what a difference it made when they got them. When I retired, I decided to volunteer to make sure shoes got to the kids quickly.” – Elene Kallimanis, Weekly Office Volunteer
Gregg Popovich may be the Coach and General Manager of the San Antonio Spurs but around Shoes That Fit, he’s most known for being a champion for kids when he’s off the court. During his twenty-year tenure as head coach of the Spurs, he started a local youth basketball league in San Antonio designed to empower young people and keep them off the streets. It’s a model that’s now been emulated by other coaches and teams in the US.
Shoes That Fit was a recipient of Popovich’s commitment to helping disadvantaged kids when he led a shoe delivery in San Antonio in the fall of 2016. Along with Spurs star Patty Mills, front office staff and the Spurs’ mascot, ‘The Coyote’, Popovich and Shoes That Fit delivered shoes to 200 excited kids at Hirsch Elementary in San Antonio. Popovich told My Sun Antonio reporter Melissa Rohlin, “Watching them put on their new shoes…[it was] just fun to watch them all laugh and have a good time.”
Since then, Pop and the Spurs have done two more deliveries with Shoes That Fit – helping kids throughout San Antonio get shoes and smiles for school.