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Shoes That Fit

Rating: 4.99 stars   82 reviews 1,841

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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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909-482-0050
http://www.shoesthatfit.org

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

1 person found this review helpful

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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I have been volunteered for about a year at Shoes that Fit, filling orders submitted by schools for students in need of shoes. As a retired school teacher, I know that a pair of shoes for a needy child can make a world of difference. These athletic shoes are new and attractive which makes the shoes for these children even more valuable. When I worked in Pomona Unified and saw the effects of what a pair of shoes could for children, I decided that I would volunteer to help when I retired. I am very happy to volunteer for this organization. It's focus is about the shoes ! And, what a difference these shoes make.

 
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Great organization that cares, because its people are genuine and truly empathetic towards their craft. I had the pleasure of assisting Shoes That Fit personnel recently at one of their events and I was truly moved by the compassion and positive vibe I felt working alongside them.

Great People!!

 
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Shoes that Fit is an incredible cause - putting new athletic shoes on the feet of low-income kids all around the country. They not only help the children who need it most, but also empower volunteers and companies to make a difference.

I remember my mother and grandmother affectionately chiding me to "tell your feet to stop growing" when I was little. So, this mission is personal to me.

 
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Our AZ Shoes That Fit chapter is called the "FATE Group" (named in memory of our fathers (Frank and Nate). The goal of our Shoes That Fit/FATE Group is to provide new athletic shoes to Phoenix/Scottsdale children-in-need. A surprisingly large percentage of our local children come from financially impoverished families. These children often times wear just socks, “flip-flops” or ill-fitting, worn/torn shoes, to school, which make it difficult for them to participate in routine school or recreational activities. Having appropriate footwear, let alone properly fitting athletic shoes, is a luxury for these children.
Since beginning our Scottsdale chapter of Shoes That Fit in January, 2006, FATE Group has provided more than 7,311 pairs of new athletic shoes to children enrolled in schools in the Paradise Valley, Creighton, Mesa, Tempe, Pendergast, Sun City West, Madison, Glendale and Scottsdale Unified School Districts. Shoes That Fit-FATE Group has also donated new athletic shoes to Jewish Family + Children’s Services, Girls on the Run, Crisis Nursery, UMOM, DeColores Shelter, Salt River Reservation, AZ Military Adopt-a-Family and the Phoenix Streetlight Program.
We could not have donated all these shoes without the unwavering support and guidance of Shoes That Fit in Claremont, CA. The entire staff in Claremont is helpful, resourceful, knowledgable and encouraging. BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE IN CLAREMONT. We are very proud to be one of your chapters.

 
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I chose to volunteer for the Shoes That Fit organization because of the wonderful service they provide to children! Shoes are such a basic need and this organization does a great job of supporting their volunteers in meeting this need throughout the numerous communities across the nation!!

 
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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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1 person found this review helpful

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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