Shoes That Fit, a national nonprofit that gives children in need new athletic shoes to attend school with dignity and joy, hosted an event on April 13th in collaboration with Zappos and Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. Children were given brand new athletic shoes, clothes, and toys. Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones was one of the volunteers who distributed shoes at the event.
“Kids of all backgrounds deserve to have high self-esteem and confidence from the clothes and shoes they’re wearing. This event will not only put smiles on faces, but it will let children know their community supports them, cherishes them, and shows them that they're deserving,” said Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones.
Last year alone, Shoes That Fit delivered new athletic shoes to over 126,000 children across 50 states. To learn more and help ensure that no child misses school because they don’t have shoes that fit, please visit www.shoesthatfit.org.
"One in five children in the United States live in poverty, and shoes and other necessities are one of the most expensive items for low-income families to provide. When families must choose between putting food on the table or buying new shoes for school, you can imagine that food wins every time. The simple gift of a pair of shoes can increase a child's confidence, attendance and performance at school, and we are so thankful that Zappos and Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada are taking the time to make such a positive impact on these kids," said Amy Fass, Executive Director at Shoes That Fit.