Claremont, CA, June 24, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Shoes That Fit chosen to be honored at second annual California Nonprofits Day celebration.
Awards, state leaders will honor “Nonprofits of the Year” at State Capitol event June 28.
On Wednesday, June 28, Shoes That Fit will be honored as a Nonprofit of the Year at a celebration of California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol in Sacramento. The event will be attended by several state legislators, including Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Assemblymember Monique Limon and California Attorney General Zavier Beceraa.
Shoes That Fit has been selected by Assemblymember Chris Holden as an exceptional nonprofit organization in his district community. Shoes That Fit will join nearly one hundred other nonprofit leaders from across the state being honored at the annual California Nonprofits Day event, formally recognized by Assembly Concurrent Resolution 54, authored by the chair of the new Assembly Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector Assemblywoman Monique Limon (D-Santa Barbara).
Shoes That Fit tackles one of the most visible signs of poverty in American by giving children in need new athletic shoes to attend school with dignity and joy, prepared to learn, play and thrive.
“More than 1 in 5 children in the United States live in poverty today, and California's poverty rate is even higher. Together, we can alleviate the shame and embarrassment caused by circumstances out of a child's control, all with a simple pair of shoes,” says Shoes That Fit Executive Director, Amy Fass. “It's truly an honor to be recognized alongside other noteworthy organizations, and we look forward to the opportunity to reach our vision that one day, every child in American who needs new shoes, gets new shoes."
“Nonprofit organizations are vitally important to the economy and well-being of California. But too often nonprofits are ‘hidden in plain sight.’ We congratulate all of the award recipients on being honored for the great work they do every day to make California a better place,” said Jan Masaoka, CEO of California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits).
Calnonprofits is a statewide alliance of over 10,000 organizations, representing and promoting California’s growing nonprofit sector and working to bring the full power of nonprofits to
About Shoes That Fit
A national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Claremont, CA., Shoes That Fit tackles 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.
Last year we delivered new athletic shoes to approximately 100,000 children in 2,000 schools across 47 states. Help ensure that no child misses school because they don't have shoes that fit by visiting our website http://www.shoesthatfit.org.
Contact: Amy Fass, Executive Director, Amy@shoesthatfit.org (909) 482-0050
Contact: Amy Fass