Shoes are one of the most expensive items that families need to purchase at the beginning of the school year. Having a good pair of shoes is a key part of a child's success in school and can contribute to higher self-esteem. For the past 13 years, we have partnered with the non-profit organization Shoes That Fit to provide shoes to children in need. This year, Nordstrom is setting a goal to raise more than $1 million to provide a record 50,000 pairs of Nike shoes for kids in need. At the end of the campaign, the Nike sneakers will be distributed to children at elementary schools with a high percentage of students who qualify for free and reduced lunch programs across the United States. In Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, Portland and Seattle, Nordstrom employee volunteers will host shoe delivery events at eight local elementary schools – our most events yet. All students will leave with their brand-new Nike shoes, complete with a shoe customization station provided by Nordstrom and additional items donated by Nike.