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Meet our Partner of the Year: Richard Starr

Meet Richard Starr, our Distribution Partner of the Year. Richard is the Club & Athletic Director at the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland King Kennedy/East Tech Teen Center.  As a committed neighborhood Distribution Partner,  Richard plays a critical role in our mission by ensuring families receive clothing and other basic needs to improve and enrich their lives.

Help us Reach our #Shoes4Cleveland Goal

For some parents, replacing their child’s outgrown shoes is a minor inconvenience. But for thousands of Cleveland families living in poverty, lack of proper shoes causes great anxiety—and can even create a barrier between their kids and school. By ensuring children have the basic items they need - like shoes - we can improve school attendance by up to 24% in Greater Cleveland schools. SC4K charges no fees to our recipients and therefore relies solely on the support of donations.

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.

The Game Changer

SC4K owes a huge thank you to Marc Bona for donating a portion of the proceeds from his new book, The Game Changer, to Shoes and Clothes for Kids. Please help support SC4K by purchasing The Game Changer,