11 Oct Rack Room Shoes raises $1 million through Shoes That Fit fundraising campaign
Rack Room Shoes raised more than $1 million during its 2022 Shoes That Fit fundraising campaign, which empowers customers to give back by supplying children in need with new athletic shoes. An important aspect of the annual campaign is ensuring 100% of the money raised by each store stays in the local community. Each Rack Room Shoes store is matched with school liaisons who coordinate purchasing shoes for students who need them most.
“Our team is very humbled by our customers’ extreme generosity and understanding of what a new pair of shoes can mean to a local family in need,” said Mark Lardie, Rack Room Shoes President and CEO. “The need this year was greater than ever, and we wouldn’t be able to impact our communities in such a profound way without their support.”
Rack Room Shoes invited customers to give to the cause through in-store and online contributions during the Back to School campaign, which resulted in $1,006,978 in customer donations. Rack Room Shoes’ additional 2021 holiday fundraising and a $300,000 corporate donation pushed the final amount donated back to local schools to more than $1 million.
Since 2007, Rack Room Shoes has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the non-profit organization Shoes That Fit. During the 15-year partnership, Rack Room Shoes has raised more than $11.6 million and donated more than 450,000 pairs of shoes.
“Now more than ever, children and families around the country need support. We are pleased to continue our partnership with Rack Room Shoes so we can help children in need have new athletic shoes to attend school with dignity and joy, prepared to learn, play, and thrive,” said Amy Fass, CEO and Executive Director of Shoes That Fit.
About Rack Room Shoes
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Rack Room Shoes is known as an innovator in the shoe industry for 100 years. Rack Room Shoes operates more than 500 locations nationwide under the Rack Room Shoes and Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse brands. Both brands offer a great variety of on-trend styles for women, men and children in athletic, comfort and dress categories, while providing a delightful and trusted shopping experience for our valued customers. Through Rack Room Shoes Gives, our ongoing philanthropic program, we provide ways in which customers and employees can seek support for charitable organizations, instilling trust and inspiration in the communities we serve.
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. Named a California Nonprofit of the Year, Shoes That Fit delivered new athletic shoes to approximately 150,000 children in more than 1,500 schools across all 50 states last year alone. Help ensure that no child misses school because they don’t have shoes that fit by visiting our