|By PR Newswire||
|March 28, 2014 06:00 AM EDT||
CLAREMONT, Calif., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amy Fass was officially welcomed on February 1st, 2014 as Shoes That Fit's third Executive Director in the organization's 22 year history. Shoes That Fit is pleased that she has accepted this appointment by the Board of Directors and Amy has been working for several months to ensure a smooth transition into her new position.
"I am very pleased that Amy has accepted this important position at Shoes That Fit. During her impressive career, she has served nonprofit organizations at all fundraising, executive and leadership levels. Amy is deeply committed to the mission of our organization and has the experience and expertise that is necessary to support the great work we do helping children. She is undoubtedly the perfect person to lead Shoes That Fit now and into the future," says board member Andrew O'Boyle.
Shoes That Fit is the largest nonprofit provider of new shoes for children in the United States. The organization's mission is to provide new shoes to children in need so they can attend school in comfort and with dignity, better prepared to learn and play. Working with low-income schools, which identify the children most in need, Shoes That Fit has provided more than 1.2 million pairs of new shoes and other items to children in more than 1,800 schools in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Nonprofit watchdog Charity Navigator bestowed a fourth consecutive 4-star evaluation, its highest rating, on Shoes That Fit in November 2013. Only 6% of charities rated receive 4 consecutive 4-star evaluations.
Without any government funding and a staff of only six employees, Shoes That Fit, founded in 1992 in Claremont, Calif., relies on a massive network of more than 300 sponsor groups and volunteers that are matched with nearby schools with children in need. School staff identifies students and measure their feet. Local donors then buy the shoes and volunteers deliver them to the schools.
"I'm truly honored that the Board has offered me the position," said Fass. "New shoes provide so much more than 'comfort'—they provide an investment in the educational, physical, social and emotional well-being of children affected by poverty. The realization that someone cares enough to provide something so basic can be truly life changing for a child."
Shoes That Fit is a 501c3 organization founded in 1992. The national office based in Claremont, Calif., supports chapters in 45 states and the District of Columbia. For more information about Shoes That Fit, to donate or become a volunteer, call 888-715-4333 or visit www.ShoesThatFit.org.
SOURCE Shoes That Fit