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FRAMINGHAM – Last month, Shoes that Fit donated 35 pairs of sneakers for students at Harmony Grove Elementary school in Framingham.

“We are grateful for this annual sneaker donation that makes a big difference for students at our school. Shoes that Fit partners with Nordstrom and Nike to donate sneakers to schools in need. Our social workers and classroom teachers work together to identify students who could benefit from this donation and measure the students for their shoe size. It is a wonderful partnership,” said the school’s administration.

Founded in 1992, Shoes That Fit has provided more than 2 million pairs of new shoes to children in the United States.

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The organization “tackles one of the most visible signs of poverty by giving kids in need new athletic shoes to attend school with dignity and joy. Together, we can make a difference to kids in need. We can alleviate this simple burden. We can stop bullying by making sure no child is wearing shoes that are too old or smelly or too inappropriate,” said the California-based organization.

“Our vision is that, one day, every child in America who needs new shoes gets new shoes, allowing all children the opportunity to reach their highest potential,” said Shoes That Fit.

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