SHOES THAT FIT
It is a true pleasure to announce that proceeds from this book are being shared with Shoes That Fit, an extraordinary not-for-profit organization. Did you know that 1 in 5 American children are in desperate need of new shoes? Shoes That Fit has donated over 2 million pairs of new athletic shoes and other necessities to children in need since 1992, helping over 131,000 children in 2018 alone. The mission of Shoes That Fit is to target one of the most visible signs of poverty in America by giving children in need new athletic shoes to attend school with dignity and joy, prepared to learn, play and thrive. The long-term goal is that no child should go to school with shoes that don’t fit or cause foot pain. What a wonderful mission!
Here are some amazing statistics: Over 85% of schools teachers saw an increase in self-esteem after students received new shoes, 68% saw an increase in participation of physical activities, 39% saw higher attendance at school, and 54% saw behavioral improvement. All from a new pair of shoes! Please visit their website at shoesthatfit.org to learn more and discover how you can participate in helping children have shoes that fit! There’s nothing better than helping a child.