March 2016

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 10:29

Shoes That Fit Board members and staff distributed 612 pairs of new athletic shoes to every student at Shirpser Elementary School, in El Monte, CA this February. 98% of Shirpser students are enrolled in the federal free and reduced lunch program, and many of them have never received a new pair of shoes in their lives. You can read about this incredible day reported by the Daily Bulletin.
Have you had the chance to read the Huffington Post article on Shoes That Fit and the importance of new shoes on the self-esteem of our nation’s children? It articulates the impact your donations have on the children served by Shoes That Fit. Please read this article and engage in the discussion. Please share and pass it on..
For the first time ever, Shoes That Fit provided brand new shoes to an entire school district from kindergarten through 12th grade. Thanks to a generous financial contribution from an anonymous donor, more than 2,400 children received a new pair of athletic shoes in February!
For the 6th year, Claremont’s Village Marketing Group donated 150 messenger-style bags, filled by donors with shoes, socks, and other necessary school supplies, during their spring campaign for local children in Southern California.
In January Shoes That Fit was a featured grant recipient at the 2016 Pacific Life Grant Reception in Newport Beach, CA. Pacific Life Foundation has been a steadfast supporter of Shoes That Fit in Orange County, California. This year’s support will ensure that Orange County’s neediest children receive a new pair of athletic shoes during the 2015-2016 school year.
Shoes That Fit Executive Director, Amy Fass spent the beginning of 2016 competing in the Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch program. Amy was one of twenty non-profit leaders selected to participate based on their innovative approaches to creating lasting social change and their potential for significant positive community impact. Amy worked with volunteer business coaches to develop a succinct and powerful story in the form of a 3-minute pitch. For more information on SVP and Fast Pitch please click here.
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