Stride Rite helps K.I.D.S. lay the groundwork for happier, healthier feet.

Kids In Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.) is a global charity that helps millions of children in need. Stride Rite feels a deep connection to this mission. Through shoe donations, we believe we play a part in nurturing each child's self-esteem and rebuilding connections to their schools, communities, and hopes for new lives. New shoes, especially Stride Rite shoes, also aid in the healthy development of growing feet, by providing the proper support and cushioning.

K.I.D.S. enables us to reach many local community charities in need across the country. Since 2006, we have donated over $12.3 million dollars’ worth of new footwear to kids in need around the world.

Sharon John, President of Stride Rite Children's Group receives K.I.D.S. award, May 31, 2012

Honored with a 2012 K.I.D.S. Women of Achievement Award at the K.I.D.S 6th Anniversary Women in Industry Luncheon, Sharon John says the honor is all hers. She is grateful for the opportunity to impact the lives of children in need through Stride Rite's relationship with K.I.D.S.

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Sharon John issues Facebook Fan Challenge for Charity on the Today Show, November 26th 2010

Sharon John, President of Stride Rite Children's Group, was a featured guest on the Today Show for the company's commitment to global charity, Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.). She promised that Stride Rite would give one pair of shoes to K.I.D.S. for every new Facebook Fan gained that day. As a result, 6,000 new Facebook Fans flocked to the Stride Rite page and 6000 new pairs of shoes were donated to children in need.

Watch Sharon John on the Today Show

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