“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

Whether you want to donate money, shoes or time, changing the life of a child really is as simple as a new pair of shoes.

Individuals can make a big impact

Give Monthly

Susan Jordan is a donor and volunteer for Shoes That Fit

Being a hero to kids in need really is as simple as a pair of shoes. Just ask monthly donor (SHOEper HERO) Susan Jordan of Glendora. “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 year-round.” Susan also volunteers her time and was even featured on a Helpful Honda ad for Shoes That Fit!

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Start a Group

Sharon Levine is a volunteer for Shoes That Fit

A friend made a donation in Sharon Levine’s honor 16 years ago when she was living in Illinois and she was instantly drawn to Shoes That Fit. Sharon and her husband Stewart now live in Scotsdale, AZ and run their own chapter, delivering anywhere between 700 and 900 pairs of shoes to kids right in their community each year. “This is direct. If we get shoes, they go on kids’ feet,” says Levine. “We like that sort of direct giving.”

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Leave a Legacy

Sharon Fordyce is a former board member for Shoes That Fit

When you give a child in need a pair of shoes, you make an immediate impact on their life. Former Shoes That Fit Board Chair Sharon Fordyce wanted to make that impact for years to come. “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.”

Make a Lasting Gift

Donate Your Time

Elene Kallimanis of Claremont first heard about Shoes That Fit in the 90’s.”I used to be a teacher and I saw nurses dealing with students who needed new shoes and what a difference it made when these kids got a new pair of shoes. When I retired, I decided to come volunteer here and getting the shoes to the kids in a timley fashion makes all the difference.” Elene volunteers pulling shoes in our warehouse to fulfill orders for local children. A big thanks to Elene and all of our local volunteers!

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Gregg Popovich

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 [was] just fun to watch them all laugh and have a good time.”

 It was hard walking home with my old shoes that were falling a part. I am grateful. 
- Roy , 10
 Thank you so much because I didn't have any shoes. 
- Giselle , 8
 Dear Sneaker Fairy, I thank you so much for geting me shoes. Without them, I will be stuck with my old shoes and geting picked on about them. So I thank you fairy, so thank you, thank you, thank you! 
- Kamasia , 11
 I was so excited to try my new sneakers on that I forgot to put my socks on! 
- Tim , 10
 I will go running in my new shoes. I like them a lot. 
- Edgar , 11
 The shoes look great on my feet and feel even greater. 
- David , 6
 The look the students give you when they put on their new shoes is priceless. It gives them a sense of relief that has a lasting impact on them and their family on a daily basis. 
- A Teacher
 Thank you for bringing me shoes and sharing your heart. 
- Laura , 13