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IN CHRISTY'S SHOES

Who We Are: We are a non-profit organization that is committed to ensuring women have an opportunity to achieve their full potential by connecting them through compassion, resources and community. We are a 100% Volunteer Organization dedicated to collaborative efforts that support women with growth, success and sustainability. In Christy’s Shoes began in 2008 with a remembrance luncheon for Christy Levy Peters, an identical twin who lost her battle with terminal brain cancer at the age of 34. Her twin sister and two lifelong friends helped to launch the organization In Christy’s Shoes to continue fostering Christy’s innate 

ability for helping women and to ensure her legacy would continue to positively impact women.

 

What We Do: We bring awareness to various areas where women face challenges: homelessness, unemployment, human trafficking, domestic abuse, substance abuse and brain cancer. We connect women to resources to help them overcome these challenges by supporting existing local programs and helping to develop new programs. These programs help provide education, financial literacy, professional tools, safety, personal growth and life long sustainability for women who need it most. We raise funds through donations made year round and at our Annual Sole Celebration Fundraising Event in the Spring. Funds raised ensure these programs are supported and women truly have an opportunity to reach their full potential. We also collect new and/or gently worn women’s shoes of all kinds and for any season year round. These shoes are donated to various nonprofit organizations in Central Ohio, allowing women the opportunity to walk with confidence, strength and stability.

Why We're Important: Our work is important because we are able to help many causes at once, impacting both the women we serve and the community directly. We are also important because we encourage a unified effort from the community to collaborate and build partnerships to better serve women. This allows us to all have a better knowledge of the challenges and needs women face, as well as being able to provide the best support and most successful outcome possible for each woman. We are also a 100% Volunteer Organization, which allows us to ensure all donations given to In Christy’s Shoes are directly helping women in the community.

How We Impact the Community: We impact the community in a unique way because we are able to engage directly with our community partners and the public to make a difference in the lives of the women being served. This allows us to understand how we as a community can work better together to ensure forward momentum and real change. Since inception, we have:

  • Raised over $1,000,000;

  • Helped over 5,000 thousand women;

  • Collected over 9,000 pairs of shoes;

  • Provided funding to dozens of non-profit programs; and

  • Focused on 6 areas in which women face challenges.

How You Can Help: You can help by:

  • Making A Donation at www.inchristysshoes.org.

  • Donating Women’s Shoes Year Round (gently worn or new) sneakers, work shoes, flats, boots, flip flops, prom shoes and more.

  • Becoming an Event Sponsor

  • Hosting a Sole Soiree (Mission Awareness & Shoe Donations in Home or Business)

  • Joining our Event Committee

  • Hosting a Shoe Drive

  • Becoming a Volunteer at our organization

  • Following us on Social Media

Thank you to all of our supporters who make the work of our mission possible!

Connect with In Christy's Shoes

4575 Winchester Pike, Suite 2

Columbus, OH 43232

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Chief Executive Officer: Katrina Levy Zidel

 

Chief Financial Officer: Becky Sweeney

 

Chief Development Director: Jacki Barnett