In Jacob's Shoes is a fantastic charity that strives to make sure every child has a pair of shoes. Volunteering at In Jacob's Shoes is a heartwarming and fun experience!
Each and every step of the way, " In Jacob's Shoes" has made a
positive impact on the families we serve under the McKinney-Vento
Program of Palm Beach County School District.
Homeless children face many obstacles and your organization has helped
to make these families have one less obstacle to overcome.
In Jacob's Shoes is an amazing organization and we thank you for all
you do for our children!
I was a volunteer many times. I would love to help them out again. The staff is amazing. Ms. Shelby is very professional, and friendly with everyone. They are all super nice, and very accommodating too. All the girls are very good at their jobs making the shoes beautiful for the children that receive them. Ms. Shelby is the most persistent and detail oriented cleaner I have ever seen! She can take almost any shoe, no matter the stains, and make it look brand new! That girl needs a raise, Hahaha!
I am a Case Manager for the School District of Palm Beach County. I have had the extreme pleasure of working with this agency for five years. I have watched them grow and strengthen each and every year. I serve families who are homeless. 'In Jacob's Shoes' ALWAYS exceeds the expectations of the families I refer to them. Never have I worked with an agency that places such intentionality on over delivering. They not only want to provide new and quality used shoes, they want to deliver shoes my families are proud to wear. I am so glad they are a constant resource for the school district.
I've been working with In Jacob's Shoes for a few years now and the mission of the foundation makes me really happy because we're able to supply kids with school supplies and shoes to be able to succeed. It makes me happy to be able to give a kid a very nice pair of shoes and it's really heartwarming to think about the child putting on the shoes and being happy with them. Whenever I pack a backpack for a child, as I'm putting the school supplies in, it makes me excited to know that the charity is helping a child in need. In Jacob's Shoes is amazing and it's been an amazing experience to work with the foundation.
Rossen Law Firm is proud to be a sponsor of In Jacob's Shoes. This nonprofit carries on Jacob's legacy of making a difference in people's lives, living generously, and helping to give to those in need. We love the local mission to give gently used shoes, school supplies and sports equipment to local children in need - we think this is a great way to build up our local community and help encourage and support kids both in academics and sports. These two things are so important for children's development and we love how local and sustainable it is. We're so happy to join with the Zweig family's mission to improve the lives of children in our South Florida community in such a practical, tangible way.
I started a partnership with In Jacob's Shoes 4 years ago. Every since then, we formed a great partnership. They have been very generous with their donation of shoes in Pahokee, South Bay and Belle Glade where I work as a PBSO Deputy.
As a person that have been heavily involved in the community through coaching/mentoring for over the past 20 years, one of the most important needs is a nice pair of shoes on the feet of a child. Those shoes provides children IN NEED the OPPORTUNITY to walk with PRIDE and go to school PREPARED.
I've been fortunate to have coached/mentored the boys basketball players at Glades Central Community High School for the past 16 years. I've been the Head Coach for the past 8 years overseeing the freshman, JV and Varsity teams. With the partnership of In Jacob's Shoes, I knew this would be a HUGE benefit for my kids that didn't have basketball shoes.
As our partnership continued, they realized that there was more of a need then just basketball shoes. They started providing me with backpacks, school supplies, socks, shoes, sneakers, cleats for kids of all ages.
During this PANDEMIC, they provided me with 1,738 pair of BRAND NEW ladies shoes and 590 Refurbished ladies shoes that was distributed throughout the Tri-City area by our PBSO Deputies.
In Jacob's Shoes is an AMAZING nonprofit organization that go above and beyond to make sure everyone IN NEED of a pair of shoes gets a pair.
I'm very grateful to know that I can count on In Jacob's Shoes when I NEED them.
In Jacob's Shoes reached out to our organization to provide new tennis shoes to our college students. We award college scholarships to students with financial need, and this was such a wonderful surprise. All of our new scholars were given a brand new paid of tennis shoes. We have also been the recipient of college designed tennis shoes so that our students will be able to show their college pride! These are not items our students can afford to purchase. They truly want to help us help our students.
Everyone at The George Snow Scholarship is honored to be in partnership with In Jacob's Shoes.
Just a little insight into this great organization.
I partnered up with “In Jacob Shoes” 6 years ago. I met the founders and staff at a back to school event and since then we formed a great partnership and they have been very generous with their donation of shoes to Dist 6 CP and PBSO. They have been providing me Cleats and Basketball shoes for my PAL football and Basketball teams. Then they started supplying cleats and sneakers to other teams in the league. That morphed into supplying shoes to most of the sports programs out in Belle Glade through D/S Ken Torrence. We now use them for all our needs throughout Palm Beach County, Homeless children, veterans, families in need due to fire, finances, etc. Back to school events, work programs ETC. Just about every CP event we have, where there is a need for shoes, we get them from “In Jacob Shoes”
I have volunteered at in Jacob’s Shoes for over a year. I love spending time there cleaning shoes knowing that I am helping other kids in my area who are in need. It is so important for kids to get shoes!
Amazing charity. Always working to help the children in our community.
I am a school social worker and utilize IN Jacobs Shoes on a regular basis for families in need. They always provide what is needed in a timely manner. Students are SO happy when they receive their new shoes and their parents are very grateful for the help. It helps boost student's self-esteem to wear new shoes. I am so grateful for this organization !
I have relied on Jacob's Shoes for the past 3 years to help families who experience homelessness, unemployment, and other disasters. It is important to note that the students who receive shoes are grateful and wears them immediately the next day. The families I assist become more hopeful and are able to move closer to their goal of becoming financially stable as some of the burden of something as simple as receiving shoes for their kids is lifted.
I am touched everytime I walk through the doors of In Jacob's Shoes. As a District School Social Worker our hope is to help empower families and ensure they have the resources needed to be academically successful. In Jacob's Shoes provides new and gently worn shoes to children which allows all students to walk through the doors of their schools with a comfortable pair of shoes and a bright confident smile on their face. The referral process is simple, and the turn around time to receive the shoes is amazing. Thank you In Jacob's Shoes for all that you do.
Without this organization and it's dedication, the students in our county would be left without items that we all take for granted! In a moment, many of our students find themselves in dire need and suffering from lack of basic necessities, such as shoes, due to a variety of circumstances outside of their control. Jacob's shoes provides a critical service to afford our students dignity and the ability to attend school by getting them shoes - the most basic need! Thank you for your benevolence, caring and love!
I didn't know what to expect. After all, cleaning shoes is not at the top of my favorite things. I found the experience so satisfying, just sitting and scrubbing and chatting with my AARP volunteer friends. I worked on a pair of size twelve gym shoes and imagined a young basketball player using them. I cleaned a small pair of girls shoes that were possibly a size 2. I imagined a little girl being so excited about her "new" shoes. The folks at Jacob's Shoes were well organized and committed to their work. They do a great service in the community and for the underprivileged.
I did several referrals for Broward school students and I must say that the service that IN JACOB'S SHOES provide is fantastic. Through Jacob's Shoes, I was able to assist my family that was in a domestic violence situation (she left all of her kids stuff behind). Mother was so grateful when she received new shoes for her child! Since I also work with Immigrant families that do not have any resources (i.e., shoes are the last thing on their minds); In Jacob's Shoes was a blessing in disguise! In Jacob's Shoes was prompt and provided stellar service! The family reported that her children were happy to receive their new sneakers! Continue the good work! Ada Gonzalez, School Social Worker
In Jacob's shoes provides an invaluable resource! Not only do new shoes meet a Basic need, but also provide the confidence necessary to walk into any situation with pride. Thank you for all that you do for this community!
I volunteered to clean shoes there a week ago with AARP volunteers
It was an amazing experience where you feel like you are really doing something to help children. This is a fantastic organization That provides shoes to underprivileged children. The delight was cleaning different types of tennis shoes for kids to wear when playing sports Who otherwise would not have shoes to wear. I highly suggest you volunteer to clean shoes and make A monetary donation
In Jacob's Shoes has helped the families I serve immensely. I have used them to obtain shoes for some of the families that are struggeling. When my families receive the shoes, it brings so much relieve to the families. They are always willing to help and are very efficient.
In Jacob provides a very needed service to our clients. I love that the process to request the shoes is easy and effective. they turn around time is also very quickly and they try to meet the needs as requested. I also love that the shoes are like new and you can tell they take pride in providing a great service.
I have only worked with In Jacob's Shoes for a short time now, but the time I have spent with them at events helping fit children for new shoes has been so rewarding. I helped at the Spirit of Giving Back To School Event the other month, and the look on the children's faces was priceless! This is an incredible nonprofit organization comprised of amazing volunteers. If you are looking to get involved in your community, this is a great place to start. I can't wait to help out at the next event!
In Jacob's Shoes is an outstanding and valuable resource for students in Broward County. They have helped many students by providing quality shoes that the student would not otherwise have. The staff at In Jacob's Shoes handle each referral fast and efficiently. Their care is evident in all that they do!
IJS is an exceptional organization and we are fortunate to have them in our community! Not only is the process to request very user friendly, but the response time is quick and the quality of shoes is high, as well. All around exceptional!
I have sent multiple shoe requests to In Jacob's Shoes and they have always come through. Broward County Schools is extremely lucky to have this organization as a partner to help us support our students.
I absolutely love In Jacob's Shoes!! The donations are vital and necessary for our needy students who would otherwise would not have good shoes to wear to school!
Shout out to Maddie, Shelby, and Theresa!!! Without their dedication and assistance, our kids would not be serviced as well as they are.
Our Broward group decided to return to In Jacob Shoes after 3 years since we had such a positive experience and were so impressed with the work being done. We plan to return at least annually if not more often.
I realized the need when I had two young girls in different but very difficult life circumstances. They had smiles on their faces because they had shoes to wear that where new to them and fit properly. I appreciate what they do for our community. They are always speedy and able to assist.
In Jacob's Shoes is one of those organizations that are in high demand. Without them it would be difficult for Social Workers to serve our students who are in desperate need of shoes. We depend a lot on this organization. They are friendly, professional, and proficient. Thank you for your service!!!
In Jacob's Shoes is an amazing nonprofit that meets the needs of the community in ways other nonprofits are unable to. They provide shoes for individuals and large scale events like the various back to school bashes. A new pair of shoes not only helps with walking but gives students confidence. Maddy works quickly to fill the orders and pick up is always seamless. In Jacob's Shoes also allows teenagers to volunteer to get their service hours for graduation so not only does it serve the community but it allows its members to give back.
I was able to become a volunteer for In Jacob's Shoes during their back to school drive. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget as long as I live. The images of kids being able to try on different shoes and being their personal chaperones was super awesome! This charity always takes pride in being able to provide shoes that are in the best condition possible so they can be reused and have been able to help multiple scores of people over the years. I am extremely happy to be involved with In Jacob's Shoes!
"As a crisis worker in Broward County I work with children who are in the foster care system. Often times in my program we are referred children who have just recently been removed from their homes and placed into care. In Jacob's Shoes organization allows me the opportunity to engage these children, build rapport and trust, and provide them with shoes items within days. It is an amazing agency and organization. The staff go out of their way to take each individual shoe request as an opportunity to do wonders, finding specific items in their stock to match any and all criteria of the children, age, gender, interests and needs. Thanks to the organization I can also provide not only the children but also their siblings with items they need. Many times the children make them their primary shoes worn every day. Others utilize the sports items to be able to join and participate in athletics when otherwise it might have been difficult to do."
As a school social worker in Broward County, FL - I have worked with many families who are not able to afford basic necessities for their children. Without the generosity of foundations such as In Jacob's Shoes - many of our students would be without a decent pair of shoes to wear to school everyday. They would rely on hand me downs from relatives, or wear shoes that do not fit or are beyond repair. We can always count on In Jacob's Shoes to provide a beautiful pair of shoes to our needy students. A huge gesture of kindness that allows our students to be treated with dignity and compassion. We LOVE our friends at In Jacob's Shoes!
One of my favorite days of the year is when I get to personally help disadvantaged children pick out brand new, top quality, well-fitted shoes for back to school with all the volunteers at In Jacob's Shoes. This organization works so hard, all year long, collecting gently used shoes and organizing volunteers to bring them back to life. They also do a great job seeking support from our community to be able to purchase new shoes. The children and families are incredibly appreciative and deserving.
I am overwhelmed with all the good this beautiful organization does for the children and families in South Florida. They help those in need with such compassion, professionalism and loving kindness. I am very proud to volunteer with them and to support their efforts in any way since I have seen first hand how they change people's lives. I also love how they work in conjunction with many other not for profit organizations to assist families.
I took a group of volunteers from our company to help out clean and sort shoes that will be donated to many in need within our community. Maddy is great and she is so passionate about their purpose. She showed us a beautiful video of many of their events and the excitement of the kids when receiving their shoes and backpacks/supplies. Having the proper supplies and shoes is a great way to start the school year with confidence, and a huge help to their parents.
Love this organization!!
As a local Nonprofit starting out in Palm Beach county, The Giving Closet Project did not have the supplies to meet demand, especially when it came to boys shoes. We often had to tell our clients that we didn't have the shoe size requested...then we found In Jacob's Shoes! In Jacob's shoes graciously provided us with multiple pairs of shoes in all sizes...and socks too! Now when we learn of a student in need of shoes we are able to provide them. In Jacob's Shoes provides a much needed service in our area as there are many children who need shoes in the right size or athletic shoes they may not be able to afford to play sports that they love!
In Jacobs Shoes, provides thousands of shoes for our children at our annual School Bash.
We are so lucky to have an amazing partnership with them.
In Jacob’s Shoes is a charity above all others when it comes to service, heart, and genuine love for what they do and the people they help. I am a school social worker and work very closely with this charity to assist many students in the Broward county school who otherwise would not be able to have a nice pair of shoes to wear to school. They never say “no” and always try to accommodate the child’ needs. We love In Jacobs Shoes!
They are the absolute best. I've been working with them for a few years and they genuinely want to make our community a better place.
In Jacobs Shoes is an amazing organization that has helped thousands of kids of all ages. They go above and beyond to make sure that kids/students have the shoes and supplies they need to succeed in school. I’ve had the privilege of volunteering for them and is heartwarming to see how just 1 pair of shoes can make a difference!
I love that "In Jocobs shoes" covers the needs of so many. Not just shoes but school supplies and back packs, etc. All things that most kids take for granted are supplied so that everyone is prepared. Giving children the tools they need to succeed is a wonderful gift!
Proud to know and be involved with such a wonderful organization that provides for the underserved and in need children of our shared communities! An amazing group, doing amazing work!
If there was a six star rating this non profit would earn it!! In Jacobs Shoes is an amazing organization dedicated to serving others. They never say no! They help BRoward County students who are in need of shoes and other necessities. If they don’t have it, they will find it. I can say nothing but glowing things about the people who run it and their mission.
I find the role of being a volunteer for In Jacob’s Shoes very rewarding. IJS serves the local community in supporting disadvantaged children in many ways, one of which is with a quality pair of shoes to protect their little (and sometimes big) feet. An added benefit of equal or more importantance being the improved self-image and confidence it provides the child to face the challenges of daily life. I support IJS in their mission and continued efforts in the community.
IJS is a great organization that really cares about the people they serve. They take a great deal of care to get the shoes to those who are in need. I have never met a group of people more passionate about making a change in someone's life.
This organization and family and support is the most incredible I have ever seen or experienced. The community help and the huge difference they are making to make the world a better place should be replicated by every one (in any small way). IJS is making a huge positive impact on the world and I am so blessed to know and support them!
The smile this organization brings to so many kids is remarkable and to know that something so simple like a pair of shoes can give a child enough courage to over come the obstacles they face.
In Jacobks Shoes is a wonderful charity, I have had the opportunity to see the staff and volunteers in action helping less fortunate children throughout our community. Through their never ending shoe drives and cleanings they have helped put new and gently used shoes and sneakers on thousands of children’s feet. They also are a wonderful outlet for people in our community who want to help and express and share their good fortune with others. What started out as a shoe drive charity has grown to include book bags, school supplies, donated sports equipment and even shoe closets in many of our local schools. I have always felt blessed to be on the giving side of charity and I have never been part of one I have felt this proud to be part of. Thank you
I love the work In Jacob’s shoes is doing in our community. This agency does so much more than give shoes to children in need. They go above and beyond to reach as many kids and families as possible. Always looking to connect the dots between needs and services. It’s an honor for us to have them as a partner when it comes to making a difference and a positive impact in the lives of those who need it most.
I have been a volunteer for Jacob’s Shoes for many years. I feel honored to be a small part of their flight to help children. The unconditional love and hardwork that goes into this many fundraisers and everyday functions is remarkable. I believe that children are our future and anything we can do to help them.to be stronger and happier is commendable. Thank you to Jacob’s Shoes for all they are doing now and in the future.
I have always admired people that find ways to help children. After meeting Harlene many years ago and hearing her story about Jacob , I knew her sincere words touched my heart. I feel honored to be a volunteer for such a worthy cause. Our children in the U.S. need all the help and support we can offer.
Family Central, Inc. has worked with Jacob's Shoes for many years. They always go above and beyond when it comes to giving back to the community. Jacob's is not only an invaluable community resource that provide shoes for those in need, but also a champion of child advocacy. On the behalf of the children and families we serve, we salute Jacob's Shoes for all the good they do!
I have been a supporter and participant with In Jacob's Shoes for the past 7 years. I will not go into the reason d'etre for this non-profit, but I will say that what they have done in the past 7 years is fantastic. Hundreds to thousands of well cared for and cleaned shoes have gone to the neediest in our tri-county area. History has taught us that 'well polished shoes' were/are a sign of structure and growth. The faces of those who have received a pair of 'new' shoes is infectious. The feeling of 'belonging' with a 'new' pair of shoes is the difference of being accepted or not. In Jacob's Shoes has contributed to the psychological needs of hundreds of youth in the tri-county area that can now attend their classes with more of a feeling of dignity and strength. SHOES make the person... In Jacob's Shoes helps those who are in need of basics, like a clean, 'new' pair of shoes. Support In Jacob's Shoes with donations of good used shoes or a contribution of funds. Help In Jacob's Shoes help those who are not able to help their children, let alone themselves.
In Jacob's Shoes is a wonderful non-profit that gives back to those in need. In addition to collecting, cleaning and redistributing shoes to all children in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, the monies they raise is spent on new shoes, school supplies, athletic equipment and camp scholarships. I have volunteered to help distribute shoes at Back to School events and it is so rewarding to see the smiles on these kids faces when they have a great pair of shoes that fit properly to start off the new academic year. It truly sets them up for success. I cannot speak highly enough about all the good they do for the community.
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.
In Jacob's Shoes is so deserving of this honor as it has provided dignity and honor to allow children to wear shoes that fit! Have full back packs to attend school proudly and possibly experience summer camp. This family ran organization and it's many hard working volunteers has turned a tragic event in their lives and made so many children smile. I am proud to be a volunteer for this organization as are my children.
The work - to provide children, who otherwise would go without, with shoes, sneakers, and school supplies - is done in memory of a young man who had a vision of helping those in need but, sadly, will never get to see the extent to which his family took that vision and grew it to become an invaluable part of the South Florida community.
In Jacob's Shoes continues to accomplish its goals and mission to help children in need in a loving, caring, and empathetic manner. The staff and its volunteers are dedicated and compassionate and are a true inspiration to the community.
In Jacob's Shoes is dedicated to give children the tools they need to succeed. The community gives amazing support from volunteering to collecting donations to attending events! I could not be more proud to be a part of the great teamwork at In Jacob's Shoes and all they have accomplished in such a short time!
Helping so many children all over South Florida! A well-run organization.
An incredible organization run by amazing people that truly make a difference in our community. Their moving story and mission to make a difference makes me want to contribute to their work every year!
tHE GOOD WORK JACOB SHOES DOES IS AMAZING. THEY FILLED A VOID IN HELPING CHILDREN, WITH GOING TO CAMP,GETTING SCHOOL SUPPLIES, NEW SHOES. LETS ALL SUPPORT JACOB SHOES, SO THEY CAN CONTINUE THERE GREAT WORK.
I have supported In Jacob's Shoes for many years. It is nice to see an organization making a difference right here where we live. In Jacob's Shoes is making a vital change in our world today by helping those in need.
An incredible organization which provides the wherewithal for many students to get shoes to start the new school year in a positive frame of mind. On the flip side. In Jacob's Shoes also encourages young people to donate their gently used shoes for those less fortunate than themselves. Simple but so very effective.
In Jacob's Shoes is a wonderful organization spreading the simplest joy to the most needing children in our area. It has been a privilege to help this organisation over the years, from our son's Bar-Mitzvah project collecting shoes to attending their wonderful annual celebration "Every Sole Counts".
In Jacobs Shoes is a remarkable organization. The volume of help they provide to a much needed community, and the love and care that they put into each client and situation is incredible. I am proud to be a part of this community.