CLAREMONT, Calif., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shoes That Fit, a national nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization based in Claremont, Calif., is proud to partner with the Irwindale Chamber of Commerce & MillerCoors to provide new shoes to children in need for school. From now through May 26th Irwindale Chamber of Commerce invites community members to participate in their shoe drive to benefit Shoes That Fit. For each pair of new athletic shoes donated, you will receive a ticket for a chance to win prizes generously donated by MillerCoors, including BEER FOR A YEAR! Donations can be dropped off during normal business hours at the Irwindale Chamber of Commerce located at 16102 Arrow Hwy. or at any event during the months of April and May 2011.
Shoes That Fit is thrilled to have the support of the Irwindale Chamber of Commerce. "It is so sad that children in our local communities have to wear shoes held together with duct tape. We are pleased to sponsor this shoe drive to help alleviate the need," remarked Lisa Bailey, President/CEO of the Irwindale Chamber.
We are especially excited MillerCoors has come on board as a volunteer chapter for Shoes That Fit, exemplifying their long tradition of supporting the communities where their employees live and work. Anita Hernandez, Procurement Manager at MillerCoors says, "Working with the Shoes That Fit organization is very rewarding. It is amazing what an impact new shoes will make on a child."
Shoes That Fit provides new shoes to children in need which allows them to attend school in comfort and with dignity. We believe that every child deserves shoes that fit. Since 1992, Shoes That Fit has provided over 950,000 pairs of new shoes and other items to students in over 1,500 schools in 41 states.
Shoes That Fit has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent evaluator of charities. They have also been accredited by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance, having met their rigorous standards for charity accountability.
For more information about Shoes That Fit and how to help children in your community, visit www.shoesthatfit.org or call (888) 715-4333.
SOURCE Shoes That Fit