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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Human Services

Mission: The mission of In Jacob's Shoes is to provide new and gently used shoes, backpacks, school supplies and athletic gear to local children and families in need. Grants are also awarded for camp, after care, athletic and enrichment programs.

Results: From inception (2009) to July 2016, In Jacob's Shoes has provided 85,000 pairs of shoes and 5,000 backpacks including school supplies to children in need living in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami/Dade Counties, Florida.

Target demographics: local children and famiiles in need

Direct beneficiaries per year: provided 15,000 pairs of shoes and 1,000 backpacks complete with school supplies to children and families in need

Geographic areas served: Broward, Palm Beach & Dade Counties, Florida

Programs: shoes, backpacks, school supplies, athletic gear and camp grants.

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In Jacob's Shoes is such a Wonderful Organization, led by wonderful people!

Board Member

Rating: 5

It is a privilege to volunteer for In Jacob's Shoes & honor the memory of Jacob S. Zweig. This charity touches the lives of so many through donations of shoes, sports equipment, backpacks, & camp scholarships. Each pair of shoes is scrubbed, washed, sanitized & if necessary, receives a new pair of laces. Every child receiving these shoes will take pride in wearing them. To see the look of happiness on a child's face when they receive the shoes is immeasurable. The feeling that a volunteer has by being part of this organization is also immeasurable. I would highly recommend volunteering for In Jacob's Shoes.

Donor

Rating: 5

In Jacob's Shoes is a wonderful organization that provides a much needed service throughout South Florida! I would highly recommend being involved with this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Shelley Kalfin. It is an honor for me to be associated with In Jacob's Shoes. I am very fortunate in that I was able to help out at several important events. These events promote the health, happiness, and well-being of our needy children. The caring people who make shoes new again for these kids do so unselfishly. The positive impact shows in the confidence in the children's walk, and in the love they feel when they receive the many other materials provided them. The effect on the lives of these children and their families now will affect all of us in the future. In Jacob's Shoes has taken on a tremendous responsibility in the name of Jacob Zweig, and it is doing its job so well. This worthy cause must stay in our hearts and in our minds for always. Thank you all for who you are, and for walking my way.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since I do not live locally, I do not participate in the day to day work of this organization. Being a part of the annual event in May allows me to see the countless hours of work & devotion that goes into helping In Jacob's Shoes meet their goal of making a difference for local children. What a great organization!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization. They are so involved in the surrounding communities and afford so many children the opportunity to go to school every year feeling like everyone else. Helping children is the very best way to help the world.

Donor

Rating: 5

In Jacob's Shoes was started in memory of Jacob Zweig. This amazing charity makes an important impact on the lives of thousands of girls and boys in need. Kids who might otherwise not have shoes to wear or supplies to start their school year, have smiles on their faces because of what Jacob's Shoes provides for them. You can feel the love that goes into this wonderful organization that fulfills a necessity for these children. I am so proud to be a part of in Jacob's Shoes.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In Jacob's Shoes is a wonderful organization that supports the local community. They do great things for the kids of south Florida and I am honored to be able to support them in their mission.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a school social worker in the Broward County Schools. In Jacob's Shoes serves our children by giving them shoes whenever we ask for them. If any social worker has a child(ren) whe are in need of shoes we just complete a very short form and within a day we have several pairs of great shoes for those children. In Jacob's Shoes also cleans thousands of donated shoes for our Back to School Extravagtanza in August. They use their money raised during their fundraising efforts and buy new shoes (this year 1000 pairs ) for the Back to School Extravaganza. 5000 children will be outfitted with new supply filled backpacks, uniforms and shoes from In Jacob's Shoes for the new school year. This is an amazing organization and we love to support them in any way we can. No matter what, they never say "no". Our students also go there to volunteer to clean the shoes and they receive service hours but they receive something more valuable - they learn how to give back to the community in their own way.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Since 2009, when 'In Jacob's Shoes' was begun in memory of Jacob Zweig, the generosity of thousands of volunteers and contributors who have provided well over 25,000 pairs of shoes and over $155,000.00 in grants to needy children throughout Broward, Palm Beach and Miami Dade Counties in Southeast Florida.

It is heartwarming to see the faces of the children picking out their shoes prior to the start of the new school year. It is also a joy to know that the grant money is used to buy school supplies, athletic gear, help in after-care and summer camp experiences for these less fortunate children.

'In Jacob's Shoes' will continue to support these children with opportunities they might not otherwise have and, most importantly, to attend school prepared and with dignity.