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CR architecture + design Partners With Shoes That Fit To Bring New Footwear To More Than 100 Children in Four States


CINCINNATI, December 16, 2014 – CR architecture + design and Shoes That Fit have come together to bring more than 100 children in four states a special holiday gift this year – new shoes. The gifting program from CR is on behalf of its employees and clients.

CR employees in the Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver and Seattle offices were matched with children in need at four schools in the local communities:

The CR employees received the children’s needed shoe sizes then teamed up to tackle the shopping list.  “This was a great opportunity for us to give back to the communities where we live, work and play,” said David Arends, CR president and ceo.  “Being able to do this on behalf of our employees and clients was especially important during this holiday season.”

Follow the shopping, wrapping and delivery of shoes at


About Shoes That Fit:

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 schools serving low-income children, which identify the children most in need, Shoes That Fit has provided more than 1.3 million pairs of new shoes and other items to children in more than 1,800 schools in 45 states across the nation since 1992.

Without any government funding and a staff of only six full-time employees, Shoes That Fit, founded in 1992 in Claremont, CA, relies on a massive network of more than 300 sponsor groups 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.

For more information about Shoes That Fit and how to help children in your community, visit or call (888) 715-4333.