LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Highly respected and iconic investment firm Cambridge Companies, headquartered in Newport Beach, CA and Las Vegas, NV, has provided a generous donation to provide approximately 300 pairs of new shoes to all students of Matt Kelly Elementary of Las Vegas. “We’re pleased to partner with Matt Kelly Elementary and Shoes That Fit, a partnership that empowered so many children and provided discernable social impact in our community. New shoes not only provide security and comfort, they also provide confidence to a child and that translates into many other aspects of life. It’s highly important for kids to feel confident as it helps them perform better at school and achieve their goals,” says Filipp Chebotarev, Partner at Cambridge Companies.
“It’s been a rewarding experience to see so many smiles. These kids are going to grow up to be leaders in our community, it’s a sincere pleasure to be of service and give back,” says Polina Chebotareva, Partner at Cambridge Companies.
“It has been a joy working with Cambridge Companies to benefit the students at Matt Kelly Elementary,” said Amy Fass, Executive Director of Shoes That Fit. “Tragically, more than one in five children in the U.S. lives in poverty; too many families have to make a choice between food and providing shoes for their children. Children who wear shoes that are too small, falling apart, or belong to other family members experience enormous embarrassment and shame, often avoiding school altogether. But a brand new pair of shoes that fit can help a child attend school with fewer behavioral problems, interact more with their teachers and peers, and participate in sports and other physical activities. Most of all, new shoes boost a child’s self-esteem, and helps them understand that someone cared enough to make a difference for them.”
“We appreciate Cambridge Companies and Shoes That Fit for helping the students at our school with new shoes. Now as summer approaches our students will have shoes that fit for the end of the school year, into our summer school program, and then summer vacation. It is wonderful to work with generous and caring community partners such as the Cambridge Companies. It is through partnerships such as this that our students benefit from the kindness of others. Thank you to Filipp Chebotarev and Polina Chebotareva for their kind donation to Matt Kelly Elementary School,” said Dawn Blinder, School Counselor from Matt Kelly Elementary School.
Shoes That Fit is a is a national, non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Claremont, CA and the nation’s largest nonprofit provider of new athletic shoes to children in need. The mission of Shoes That Fit 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. Shoes That Fit believes that EVERY child in the United States deserves at least one pair of shoes that fit to help them focus on school, fit in with their peers, participate in sports and play. The program is designed to improve a child's self-esteem. In 2015 Shoes That Fit programs delivered new athletic shoes to more than 100,000 children in nearly 2,000 schools throughout 45 states, plus D.C. and Puerto Rico, all from one office in Claremont, CA with just 7 staff members. Please join us in our efforts to make sure no child has to miss school because they don't have proper shoes. For more information, please visit us at http://www.shoesthatfit.org.
Cambridge Companies SPG is a highly respected Private Equity, Venture Capital and Commercial Real-Estate Investment Company Headquartered in Las Vegas, NV and Newport Beach, CA. Cambridge Companies acquires commercial real estate property with a strict and disciplined investment strategy, invests in start-up companies and provides growth capital to established companies. More information on Cambridge Companies can be found on their website www.cambridge-companies.com.