Goodie Two Shoes Foundation
May 23, 2010
"With a new pair of shoes, you can do anything" is quoted on a card I keep on my desk. We at the Mesquite Club of Las Vegas, Evening Chapter sure hope so. For two consectutive years, our largest fundraiser, our Holiday Craft Auction has been a huge successes with the proceeds donated to The Goodie Two Shoes Foundation. Our members have personally participated in both a shoe distribution at a local area Boys and Girls Club and also, on site, at area schools in which children receive new shoes, several new pairs of socks, as well pack-backs filled with needed school supplies. GTSF has these events very well organized. The children's feet are sized and then volunteers personally assist a child in picking our shoes that fit them properly. We have seen children coming in with shoes with the backs cut from them as they have outgrown them and children with toes curled under due to having to wearing shoes that are too small. The children arrive with their heads held down and after being treated so special by the volunteers that call them by name and let THEM pick out the style of shoes they want, (with a little bit of growing room), the children leave with their heads high and big smiles on their faces. It is truly a wonderful thing to be a part of. GTSF founders Nikki and Toni Berti are an inspiration and make the volunteers feel so very special and have all the information, training and supplies to make sure the shoe distribution is a very positive experience for everyone involved. Our members look forward to a long term relationship with Goodie Two Shoes as far as fundraising and volunteering.
The Mesquite Club of Las Vegas, Woman's Club
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
witnessing hundreds of children recieve new shoes and school supplies. The members of our volunteer organization have benefitted as well due to the fact that we can make such a difference in our local community.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
encourage them to go nationwide with the exact programs they have going on in Nevada.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the actually benefit to the children that are given new shoes. I know that they will go back to the classroom and feel better about themselves and also may consider being involved in something like that when they are older.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
so nice and so eager to make a difference in our community. Volunteers are consist of local business people giving back to their community in a Hands-On way.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
go nationwide with this wonderful program.
Ways to make it better...
it went on all day!!!
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
the growing population of children that need properly fitting shoes.
One thing I'd also say is that...
the volunteers are treated so special as the organizaton realizes they cannot reach as many children as they do unless their volunteer team stays strong. It is truly and heartwarming experience to volunteer for this non-profit.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & Headed up a fundraiser and volunteered at shoe distributions.