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Inspira Marketing Group to Donate Nearly 500 Pairs of Brand-New Athletic Shoes to An Entire Title 1 Elementary School

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Inspira Marketing Group and Enthuse Marketing to Donate Nearly 500 Pairs of Brand-New Athletic Shoes to An Entire Title 1 Elementary School in Norwalk

In partnership with Shoes That Fit, Inspira & Enthuse Marketing’s Day of Giving Soles2Souls fundraiser raised over $15,000 to purchase nearly 500 pairs of brand-new athletic shoes for children in need at Jefferson Marine Science Elementary School.

NORWALK, CT – November 1, 2023 – Inspira Marketing Group, a creative solutions agency headquartered in Norwalk, CT, and its partner agency, Enthuse Marketing, announced today their donation of nearly 500 pairs of brand-new athletic shoes for an entire Title 1 elementary school in Norwalk. Noting that one-in-five children in the United States lives in poverty, and shoes are one of the most expensive items for low-income families to provide, the Inspira & Enthuse Marketing teams achieved their campaign goal of raising $15,000 this summer to buy shoes for every child at one Norwalk Title 1 elementary school. The shoes will be distributed to the children at an assembly taking place next Wednesday, November 8th, from 12:30 – 2:30 PM at Jefferson Marine Science Elementary School. Media is invited to cover the event.

Hosted in partnership with Shoes That Fit, a nationally recognized 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, the donation marks the continuation of the agencies’ purpose-driven mission and commitment to support their local communities. In past Day of Giving campaigns, Inspira and Enthuse aided other Norwalk organizations and schools during the #FoodTag2022, Stuff the Bus, The Great Sock Pile, and the 4 Legged 4K Race campaigns.

Chief Inspiration Officer Jeff Snyder states, “Inspira is tremendously excited for the opportunity to deliver new shoes to an entire local elementary school. Our team is exceptionally proud of the milestones our Day of Giving campaign achieved this year, and we thank our supporters and partners from across the nation, especially Shoes That Fit, for helping this event come to life in our own backyard. These shoes will not only provide comfort and protection for nearly 500 students but promote confidence and well-being amongst the young learners for life.”

“When families have to choose between putting food on the table or buying new shoes for school, you can imagine that food wins every time. The simple gift of a pair of shoes can increase a child’s confidence, attendance, and performance at school, and we are so thankful to be partnering with Inspira and Enthuse Marketing to make such a positive impact on these kids,” comments Amy Fass, CEO and Executive Director, Shoes That Fit.

Next week’s Soles2Souls assembly is a celebratory event for the children featuring new, name-brand athletic shoes, entertaining giveaways, decorative balloon arches, and more. To close out this year’s Day of Giving campaign, in the coming weeks the Inspira Marketing California office will host an abridged version of the Soles2Souls assembly, providing an additional 30 pairs of new shoes to children in need at Foothill Oak Elementary School in Vista, CA.

For media attendance inquiries or more information regarding Inspira’s Day of Giving Soles2Souls campaign, please contact Melissa Burns, Director of Marketing & Communications, at [email protected].


About Inspira Marketing Group

Inspira Marketing is a creative solutions agency focused on building brands and strengthening our clients’ business. Based in Norwalk, CT, Inspira is recognized with a growing list of impressive awards for our groundbreaking work and unique company culture including, Ad Age’s Best Places to Work, Best Companies Group’s Inclusive Workplace, Hartford Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in Connecticut, Chief Marketer’s CM200 Award, Event Marketer’s Top 100 IT List, and more. To learn more, visit

About Enthuse Marketing

Founded in 2016, Enthuse Marketing is a women-owned and women-led marketing agency, driving business growth for brands through education-led marketing solutions. Headquartered in New York City, Enthuse is a WBENC-certified organization that has been recognized as a Best Companies Group’s Inclusive Workplace and awarded an Event Marketer’s B2B Hidden Gem award for our trailblazing work in the industry. To learn more, visit

About Shoes That Fit

A national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Claremont, CA., Shoes That Fit tackles one of the most visible signs of poverty in America by giving children in need new athletic shoes to attend school with dignity and joy, prepared to learn, play and thrive. Named a California Nonprofit of the Year, Shoes That Fit delivered new athletic shoes to approximately 150,000 children in more than 1,500 schools across all 50 states last year alone. Help ensure that no child misses school because they don’t have shoes that fit by visiting our website:

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