SHOES THAT FIT

Rating: 4.99 stars   77 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services

Location: 1420 N Claremont Blvd Ste 204A Claremont CA 91711 USA

Mission: The mission of Shoes That Fit is to provide new shoes to children in need so they can attend school in comfort and with dignity, better prepared to learn and play. We pair sponsoring groups (businesses, churches, civic organizations, etc.) with schools that have children in need. With materials we provide, school staff identifies and measures the students most in need of new shoes and the sponsor then purchases the exact item each child needs.
Results: Over 1.3 million pairs of new shoes and other items have been donated to schoolchildren in need across the U.S. School liaisons report that children helped by our program showed improvement in attitude and behavior, social interaction and increased participation in physical activity.
Target demographics: children in need
Geographic areas served: United States
Programs: A grass roots organization, Shoes That Fit has only 6 employees  managing approximately 300 sponsor groups who run our program in over 1,800 schools in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Our Start-Up Kit provides the information necessary to successfully implement a Shoes That Fit program in your own community. We also provide year-round assistance and technical support to all of our volunteers. Shoes That Fit operates exclusively on private donations.

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

Shoes That Fit is a wonderful organization committed to helping children in need in schools across America. They provide shoes and other items these children need. In the process they are helping these kids improve their self-esteem and making it easier for them to fit in at school. We are honored to support them through our Cars 4 Causes Vehicle Donation Program. It is our sincere pleasure to help Shoes That Fit in their efforts. Keep up the good work!

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Rating: 5 stars  

In my second consecutive year working with Shoes That Fit, I have never seen a better organization to be connected with! The amount of work they put into the program shows through their tremendously successful outcome they provide! They hold themselves to a high standard in order to achieve and surpass the goals they make! The people are dedicated and committed to their quality of work via their honor and integrity! Their communication helps run the program efficiently and smoothly! Now if only we could communicate the Shoes That Fit message to even more people!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to spread the awareness of Shoes That Fit even more than they have already grown!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great nonprofit where the clients served come first and administrative salaries come second.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase budget to get the word out about Shoes That Fit.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Shoes That Fit organization helped us start a local chapter that has made a difference to hundreds of children in our community. They are very organized and helpful and are putting children first!!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

What a wonderful way to connect with schools who have kids who need help. We do not think of how important shoes are and this non-profit helps but everything together. The joy of collecting and providing shoes to kids in need cannot be replaced by anything else.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Seems like such a simple thing, shoes! But they are so important and especially to young kids. It is great that we have the ability to give shoes and completely change a child's day!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Shoes that Fit has facilitated helping hundreds of students getting a pair of shoes appropriate for school through funds donated through the SEMPRA Employee Giving Network!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Shoes that Fit is well-organized, always courteous, and incredibly helpful to our communities.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

It's great to see such a wonderful program benefit children right here in our community. It's amazing to see what a difference a new pair or shoes or snow boots can make for a child! Shoes That Fit has been a very rewarding organization to become involved in as a volunteer and has made a tremendous impact on our school-aged children!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love how this charity gives back to your own local schools. I love helping children & this charity seems to be a the heart of that concept. Our children are our future & this charity is helping improve that :)

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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