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Overview

Shoes That Fit is a national, non-profit children's charity providing new shoes to children in need so that they can attend school in comfort and with dignity. We are rated a 4 Star Charity, the highest rating available by Charity Navigator and our volunteers run Shoes That Fit chapters in hundreds of schools across the U.S. operating exclusively on private donations, with no federal or state funding.

Through our programs, each child gets exactly what they need. In our volunter-run chapters, 100% of your purchase goes to the child; you literally hold your donation in your hands.

Mission

The mission of Shoes That Fit is to build the self-esteem of children in need by providing them with new shoes for school.

History

Shoes That Fit began in 1992 as a grassroots, volunteer-run children's charity helping children at one elementary school in Pomona, CA.

Program

Shoes That Fit pairs sponsoring groups such as businesses, colleges and community service groups with children in need at elementary schools. The school identifies the children most in need, then measures each child with materials we provide. Needed items are then purchased by the sponsoring group and given to the children.

Impact

Since 1992, more than 736,000 items have been given to children in need by Shoes That Fit volunteer chapters throughout 1,200 schools across the U.S.

New shoes that are appropriate for school help children in need fit in, allowing them to concentrate on their studies rather than their circumstances.

Testimonials from teachers, school administrators and counselors prove that filling a basic need like new shoes improves self-esteem, behavior and attendance in many of these deserving children.

Goals

The goal of Shoes That Fit for 2009 is to continue expanding our volunteer run chapters across the U.S. to provide more shoes to more children in in need. After all, doesn't every child deserve shoes that fit?

CEO

Roni Lomeli began volunteering for Shoes That Fit in 1992 while working full time in the insurance industry. In addition to her volunteer work, Roni also served on the Board of Directors while working part-time as the Development Director for Shoes That Fit.

In 2001, the board asked her to step into the Executive Director position. Roni gladly accepted and transitioned from her role as insurance executive to a leader in the non-profit sector.

Under her leadership, Shoes That Fit has experienced tremendous growth in all areas of our organization with one small staff of five in Claremont, CA. She has garnered several national awards including the 2008 Smart Cookie Reader's Choice Award and most recently the Harlequin More Than Words Award.

Board

Ralph Shapira - President
Lucia Miltenberger - Vice President
Andrew O'Boyle - Secretary/Treasurer
John Schack
Michael Fay
Lisa Ponce

Countries

United States

States

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington

Contact

1420 N Claremont Blvd Suite 107B
Claremont, CA 91711-3583
Phone: (888) 715-4333
http://shoesthatfit.org
EIN: 95-4425565


Basic Needs

One Family At A Time

Shoes & clothes for 5

Your very generous donation of new shoes and clothing for 5 children within the same family will build their self-esteem and allow them to attend school in comfort and with dignity. By removing the stigma of poverty and helping them fit in, these children are better able to concentrate on their schoolwork rather than on their circumstances.

$500.00

Gifts Galore

Shoes for a classroom

This generous gift will provide new shoes for an entire classroom of 36 children in need. Your gift will brighten the lives of these deserving children beyond measure and help further our mission of building the self-esteem of children in need. You will enable these youngsters to attend school in comfort and with dignity. After all, doesn't every child deserve shoes that fit?

$1,000.00

Ready For School!

Head To Toe Hero

Your generous gift will build the self-esteem of a child in need by providing them with a new pair of shoes, socks, pants, shirt or blouse, underwear and a warm jacket. New shoes and clothing items that are appropriate for school help children fit in, allowing them to concentrate on their studies rather than their circumstances. Testimonials from school administrators, teachers and counselors show improved...

$200.00

Keeping them warm!

Shoes, socks & jacket

This generous gift of new shoes, socks and a warm jacket will build the self-esteem of a child in need by enabling the child to attend school in comfort, warmth and dignity. When a child fits in with their peers, they are able to focus on their studies rather than on their circumstances.

$75.00

Equal footing

New shoes and socks

Your generous gift of a new pair of shoes and socks will build the self-esteem of a child in need and allow that child to attend school in comfort and with dignity. Fitting in with their classmates helps these children to concentrate on their studies rather than their circumstances and leads to improved school attendance and learning.

$35.00

Comfort and Dignity

New shoes and clothes

Your gift will build self-esteem and remove the stigma of poverty for a child in need by providing a new pair of shoes, socks, pants and shirt or blouse. By providing these basic necessities, you can help a child in need attend school in comfort and with dignity. Thank you for making a difference in the life of a child today!

$100.00

Helping them fit in

New set of clothes

Your gift of a new set of clothing to a child in need will remove the stigma of poverty this child literally wears on his sleeve. A new pair of pants and blouse or shirt along with underwear will improve the self esteem of a child in need, helping him/her to focus on his studies rather than his circumstances.

$50.00

Socks always needed

1 new package of socks

Your gift of a new package of socks will allow a child in need to attend school in comfort and with dignity.

$10.00

Build Self-Esteem

New shoes for a child

Your gift will provide a new pair of athletic shoes and socks to a child in need.

$25.00