Frequently Asked Questions

You can ask your friends and co-workers if they know of a school that has a student population in need, or you can contact our office for help in finding a school. If you would like to begin helping a child today, make a donation, or start your own Shoes That Fit chapter.

Your organization or business can sponsor a local school and help children by starting a Shoes That Fit Chapter. Click Here to start a Shoes That Fit chapter. Or, you can urge your coworkers/members to write in Shoes That Fit as their United Way or other payroll deduction designated charity during your annual United Way or work-place "Giving" campaign. You can organize a “Shoe Drive” and collect new children’s athletic shoes from your employees/members. Click here for more information. If you would like to help a child today, click here to make a donation.

Shoes That Fit provides new shoes to children in need—we do not accept used articles. If you would like to help a child today, click here to make a donation.

We rely on the school staff to determine which children are the most in need. If you would like to help a child today, click here to make a donation.

Our program works exclusively through the schools, and we are unable to accept requests directly from parents. However, parents may contact their child’s school to request that they be considered for the Shoes That Fit program. Have the school nurse, health clerk, counselor or principal call our office for information if your school does not have a program in place.

Children are frequently embarrassed by their circumstances, and do not want the stigma of being a child “in need”. Therefore, we recommend that new shoes should be given to children in private. If you would like to begin helping a child today, click here to make a donation, or click here to start your own Shoes That Fit chapter.

Our program supplies several tools to help manage a Shoes That Fit chapter, and one of these is a “note to the parents” that explains the Shoes That Fit program, and where the new shoes came from. If you would like to begin helping a child today, click here to make a donation, or click here to start your own Shoes That Fit chapter.

The Start-Up Kit has several forms and a measuring chart for the school to use, plus templates, tips, and instructions on how to implement the Shoes That Fit program in your community, step-by-step. Click here to start your own Shoes That Fit chapter.

The Shoes That Fit program is a popular holiday project for many businesses and organizations, but it is a year-round program for most of our volunteer chapters across the United States, helping children in need throughout the school year. If you would like to help a child today, click here to make a donation, or click here to start your own Shoes That Fit chapter.

If you have an hour or two a week throughout the school year, you could manage a Shoes That Fit chapter in your community with little effort. Shoes That Fit will supply you with all the tools necessary to have a successful chapter. If you would like to help a child today, click here to make a donation, or click here to start your own Shoes That Fit chapter.