January 2016

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 12:16

As we begin an exciting new year, we’d like to highlight a few of Shoes That Fit’s accomplishments and milestones made possible by our donors and volunteers in 2015:
The Village Marketing group (local Claremont, CA merchants) and community members hosted two events; Spring For Shoes and Shoes For School. These events, now in their 11th and 9th years, provided over 400 local students with new athletic shoes, socks, backpacks and assorted school supplies. Mike Manning, owner of The Last Drop Café, did a wonderful job coordinating both events. 
Shoes That Fit welcomed several new board members; click here to view our complete Board of Directors roster. Also joining us was Rebecca Korduner, Development Director. We are thrilled to have these unique individuals join our team. 
Through the generous financial support of funders, Shoes That Fit continued to expand our reach to help more children in need. Thank you to Nordstrom, Inc., Ludwick Family 
Foundation, Annenberg Foundation, Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation, the Chris Paul Family Foundation and Fashion Footwear Association of New York, to name just a few. 
Our volunteer Bob Montgomery of OnMedia in Des Moines, IA has been helping children in need through Shoes That Fit for 14 years! Bob and his team host a successful annual golf tournament to support their Shoes That Fit work and 2015 was no exception, raising nearly $15,000! Watch this video to see Bob and his OnMedia team of supporters in action. 
Shoes That Fit has once again been accredited by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance as having met their 20 rigorous standards for charity accountability. 
As a grant recipient of the Chris Paul Family Foundation, Shoes That Fit was a featured charity at NBA player Chris Paul’s annual Celebrity Server Dinner where he, along with other NBA players and celebrities, acted as servers. Shoes That Fit Executive Director, Amy Fass and Director of Corporate Engagement, Nekeda Newell-Hall, were both in 
LAPD 77th Street Community Police Station hosted Operation Shoes From Santa which delivered more than 1,000 pairs of new athletic shoes to local Los Angeles, CA children in need. Shoes That Fit was a proud partner of this fun-filled event for the holiday season!
With a team of nearly 40 runners, #TeamShoesThatFit participated in a fun Holiday Half Marathon and 5K race at Fairplex in Pomona, CA. Our team goal was to raise funds and awareness to help 1,000 local children receive new shoes during the holiday season. Over $18,000 was raised through our team’s fundraising efforts and the support of the following generous team sponsors:
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Claremont Lincoln University, Jeff Stark and Associates, Claremont Sunrise Rotary, Foothill Transit, Perera Construction, The Claremont Club and Vulcan Materials. Also appreciated were the In-Kind donations from Claremont Craft Ales and Trader Joe’s-Claremont. 
You know the importance of new shoes that fit. Help us reach more children by becoming a Solemate today! You can help children attend school without the embarrassment and pain of wearing shoes that are filled with holes by setting up an automated monthly donation; it’s secure, tax-deductible and an easy way to make a big impact throughout the year. Get started by clicking here. Be sure to check the box “I want to be a monthly donor to Shoes That Fit” or contact our office today. 

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