I am Robert Clarke, a high school junior in Atlanta, Georgia, volunteering with Shoes That Fit in the Atlanta area. Since 1992, the mission of Shoes That Fit has been to provide new athletic shoes to children in need so they can attend school with dignity and joy, prepared to learn, play and thrive. Shoes That Fit has a footprint all over the United States because of volunteer-run chapters like the one I’ve started in Atlanta.
2020 has been a very challenging year and there are many school age children who do not have shoes that fit properly. My goal is to raise enough funds to donate 50 pairs of new athletic shoes to children in need. I will receive a list of 50 children from the Atlanta area with their verified shoe size. Using the funds raised here, I will purchase new athletic shoes for the children on the list and then deliver them to their school. I am hoping that you can help me reach or exceed my goal.
Imagine you're a child and you're forced to go to school in shoes that are too old or too tight, or you have to wear your grandmother's shoes because of circumstances outside of your control.
That's a reality for the nearly one in five children living in poverty in the United States, because shoes are a luxury that many families just can't afford. For a child, that means going to school in pain, and with shame and embarrassment.
YOU can help change the lives of these children TODAY.