Summer FUNdraising events



  • Many thanks to John Ems, owner of Sunshine Windows in Upland, CA for generously donating his warehouse to temporarily store our supply of shoes during the remodel of our emergency warehouse. Members of Upland-foothill Kiwanis, Inland Valley Hope Partners and other volunteers transported nearly 300 cases of new shoes back into our warehouse. We are extremely grateful for the many volunteer hours contributed by our supporters to make this transition a smooth one. The redesign of our warehouse was made possible through a generous grant from The Ahmanson Foundation, and the reconfigured space allows us to store many more shoes, increasing our ability to serve children living in poverty in Southern California.


  • Rack Room Shoes kicks off their annual Back-To-School campaign July 14th to help children in need through Shoes That Fit. Every dollar raised at each of the stores stays in the local community to help provide a new pair of athletic shoes to students in need. This year, Rack Room will match 100% of your donation! Visit their website to find a store near you.


  • The Fashion Footwear Association of New York hosted their annual Industry Event in June, a cocktail party kicking off the New York Shoe Show. They once again chose to generously donate proceeds from this event to Shoes That Fit, totaling $20,000! 


  • Village Marketing Group (Claremont, CA) continues their tradition of helping 300 local Southern California students return to school ready to learn in confidence, comfort and with dignity in new shoes that fit. Through the annual Back-To-School campaign, July 10-26, 2015 new backpacks are labeled with a child’s name, age and shoe size, and then distributed to participating merchants throughout downtown Claremont. Community members can check-out a backpack, fill it with a new pair of athletic shoes, socks and other school supplies, and then return the items to the merchant. A huge shout of thanks to Back-To-School campaign organizer and owner of The Last Drop Café, Mike Manning, who collects all of the bags for distribution to our school liaisons in time to give to the students for the new school year! For more details, please visit or contact


  • Our outstanding volunteer, Bob Montgomery and his team at OnMedia Ad Sales-Mediacom tee off Thursday July 23rd, 2015 for the Subway-Shoes That Fit Annual Charity Golf Outing. Proceeds benefit our Iowa chapter of Shoes That Fit, now in their 14th year helping children in need in Iowa thanks to Bob! $100 per golfer (includes golf, cart, lunch and prizes) OR ask about the new STF 500 Club! Register with Dave Lund, OnMedia Click here for event flyer.

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