Shoes That Fit launches 18th annual backpack campaign

Donations are needed for Shoes That Fit’s 18th  annual back-to-school backpack campaign.

Contributors can take a backpack from participating businesses and organizations in Claremont or surrounding areas between Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 23 and fill it a new pair of sneakers, socks, and school supplies. Backpacks are due back to participating locations or to Shoes That Fit at 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 204A, no later than Monday, July 24.

Pick-up locations include Aromatique Skin & Body Care, 319 W. First St., Suite A, Claremont; The Claremont Forum, 586 W. First St., Claremont; Lighthouse Church of Christ, 3508 E. Temple Way, West Covina; Lizzie’s Goldmine,  262 W. Second St., Claremont; MPower Yoga, 201 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Suite 101, Claremont; Some Crust Bakery, 119 N. Yale Ave., Claremont; TechnipFMC, 555 Arrow Hwy., Claremont; and The Treatment Skin Boutique, 350 W. Fourth St., Claremont.

Backpacks will also be available through the Kiwanis Club of Claremont at Claremont’s Monday Night Concert series starting July 10.

The Claremont nonprofit’s backpack campaign has helped more than 5,600 children since 2005. For more information, go to


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