Entertainment and Footwear Executive Joins Shoes That Fit to Help Provide New Shoes For School Kids in Need
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Claremont, CA, September 30, 2014 - Shoes That Fit, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing new athletic shoes to school children in need, welcomes Nekeda Newell-Hall as the Director of Corporate Engagement. Reporting to Executive Director, Amy Fass, Newell-Hall will provide strategic direction and oversight of brand relationships focusing on corporate giving, retail tie-ins and footwear donor partnerships.
Newell-Hall creates opportunities for brands to forge mutually beneficial partnerships with key influencers. She has worked with A-list music, film and TV celebrities and often helps leverage their influence for great causes. Her past experience in marketing, promotions and branded entertainment for global brands like Nike, NBA and Gatorade will prove beneficial.
“Nekeda brings a depth and breadth of experience in the corporate world that will help Shoes That Fit expand its Corporate Partner program tremendously. Her background in marketing, combined with her creative energy and passion for helping children, is the perfect "fit" for our organization, and will help us create new partnerships that will ultimately put shoes on the feet of many, many more children in need each year," says Amy Fass. Nekeda holds a B.A. Degree in Mass Communication from Grambling State University and currently resides in Los Angeles.
About Shoes That Fit
Since our founding 22 years ago, the mission of Shoes That Fit has been to provide new shoes to children in need so they can attend school in comfort and with dignity, better prepared to learn and play. Our simple, hands-on program encourages volunteerism in every community. We support over 1,800 schools in 45 states and the District of Columbia.
To date, 1,313,879 new pairs of shoes have been delivered to children in need.
• More than 126,000 pairs of new shoes and other items were raised and distributed to children in need throughout the United States in 2013.
• We have earned the highest 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s top independent charity evaluator, for four consecutive years, a distinction awarded to only 6% of charities.
(909) 482-0050, Amyshoesthatfit.org