Nothing scary about helping kids in need!

You can help kids in need throughout Iowa stay warm and dry this winter by participating in the annual Shoes That Fit shoes, boots and coats drive sponsored by our volunteers at Mediacom and OnMedia Ad Sales. With the help of local business partners,  ‘needs’ cards are filled by community members and can be picked up at the following locations in Marshalltown, Ames, Ankeny, and Des Moines: McGregor's Furniture, Jensen Ford, United Bank and Trust, and Independent Insurance, Deery Brothers of Ames, First National Bank or NASH.   
 
 
Rack Room Shoes and their customers completed another successful Back-To-School campaign to provide new athletic shoes to children in need. Customers donated $5 or more in-store and online and received a canvas, colorable Shoes That Fit tote bag. All proceeds went toward local Shoes That Fit programs sponsored by Rack Room Shoes. Since 2010, Rack Room Shoes has raised over $600,000 to help children in need receive new shoes for school! 
 
 
Shoes That Fit is participating in our first-ever fundraising Holiday Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk at Fairplex in Pomona, CA December 13 and 14! Thank you to our race team members for taking on this exciting challenge. Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center generously contributed a $5,000 sponsorship! If you’d like to sponsor the Shoes That Fit team, please contact clare@shoesthatfit.org  If you’d like to volunteer with us on December 14 from 10am-2pm, please contact barbara@shoesthatfit.org.  
 
 
Our friends at Village Marketing Group, hosts of the  Claremont Village Wine Walk donated a portion of the proceeds from this fun annual event totaling $1,100!  We appreciate everyone who participated and volunteered during this event.  
 
 
Through a generous $75,000 grant donation from the Ahmanson Foundation, we will begin expansion of our emergency warehouse in Claremont, CA. This expansion project will help us to better serve children in need in Southern CA communities! 
 
 
It’s never too early to think about helping children in need for the holiday season! Now in our fifth year, Shoes That Fit is proud to partner with Nordstrom to provide over 15,000 children in need across the country with New Balance athletic shoes! Check out this video for a sneak peek! 
 
 
Because of the many positive online reviews our supporters, volunteers and school liaisons gave, Shoes That Fit has earned the distinction of being a Top Rated Nonprofit by Great Nonprofits.org
 
 
The Mazda Foundation continues to support the work of Shoes That Fit! We truly appreciate their recent $10K grant which helps us expand our reach to more children in need across the country.
 
 
Last but certainly not least, we’d like to welcome Nekeda Newell-Hall to the Shoes That Fit team as Director of Corporate Engagement! Nekeda is a wonderful addition to our staff; you can learn more about her here