The mission of The Susie Reizod Foundation is to provide new shoes to children in need. In special cases, we also provide educational support such as new backpacks, other school items, and financial assistance.

We are a group of dedicated volunteers.

We serve economically disadvantaged girls and boys, aged 18 and younger, who reside in poor urban and rural areas of the United States and developing countries, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, language, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

We collaborate with community-based organizations that serve children in need.

On October 19, 2001, we incorporated as a charitable nonprofit organization.

Since April 3, 2002, when we received our 501c3, we have donated more than $1,250,000 (wholesale price or manufacturer’s cost) worth of new shoes (and, in special cases, new backpacks, school supplies, and other financial support) to 65,000 children in need in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley, Lower Manhattan, Central and East Harlem, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Rochester, Columbia, Greene, Rockland and Putnam Counties; Massachusetts; Appalachia; Gulf Coast (Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama); rural areas of Georgia, South Carolina and Florida; rural areas of Albuquerque New Mexico; Moore, OK; Las Vegas NV; San Diego and Central Valley, CA; New Hampshire; Vermont; Newark NJ; Monmouth County NJ; Southern Indiana; Canada; Ecuador; Nicaragua; India (including Tsunami victims); Haiti; South Africa; Grenada; Angola; Kashmir; Tanzania; Afghanistan; Colombia; Dominican Republic (including children in the bateyes); China (Tibet, Malipo and Jinping); Ethiopia; Pakistan; Nigeria; Sudan; Somalia; Indonesia; Jamaica; Panama; Sénégal; Malawi; Mali; Bangladesh; Morocco; and The Gambia.. We donated new shoes to children impacted by tornadoes in the Midwest, floods in Vermont, the BP oil spill, Hurricanes Katrina, Irene, Isaac, Sandy, Harvey, Irma, and Maria. We donated funds for vulnerable girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Malawi, in addition to new shoes, we donated funds for school desks and an income-generating theatre-size popcorn machine. We financed small business loans for men and women entrepreneurs in St. Louis, Sénégal. We supported All Star Code which provides young men of color the skills, networks and mindsets they need to succeed in technology.

We hope you will help us by sending a donation to:
The Susie Reizod Foundation
P.O. Box 816
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 255-9708
Your donation is tax deductible under IRS tax code.

Cynthia E. Dozier