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Celebrating 50 Years

In 2019, Shoes and Clothes for Kids will mark its 50th year of positively impacting the lives of greater Cleveland’s neediest children. When our founder, Morrie Sayre, learned that many children in Cleveland lacked adequate footwear, he worked with the local YMCA to collect and distribute shoes. He and his friends sometimes kept supplies of shoes in the trunks of their cars so they could hand them out to kids on the playgrounds. Soon Mr. Sayre engaged his inner circle and began raising money to purchase new shoes.

Give 5 Campaign

Would you feel comfortable wearing someone else’s used underwear?

These are real people, not actors. They thought they were part of a focus group reviewing a new product. But it turned out to be a not-so-new product – and it got quite a reaction.   

We asked them all this question: “Would you feel comfortable wearing someone else’s used underwear?” Why? Because this is an everyday reality for thousands of kids in Cleveland. But as little as $5 can help Shoes and Clothes for Kids change that.

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