What made us Getz Movin

Some kids don't have sneakers that fit which makes it difficult to be confident, active and participate in physical activities. Getz Movin wants to change that!

In December of 2018 Kim, Julia, Matt and Ryan, volunteered at the Newark YMCA for a holiday party. They had a great time playing with the kids but were upset to learn these children lived in a homeless shelter. They reached out shortly after to find out how they could help.  They found out that many schools provide uniforms but kids still need their own sneakers for gym class and to participate in school sports.  We all know how quickly kids grow and that sneakers are expensive.   Having the correct size sneakers is important to support their growing bodies, encourage healthier lifestyles and to feel good about themselves.

This really resonated with Julia, Matt and Ryan who are all athletes. They could not imagine what it would be like to not have access to new sneakers that fit properly. This lead to many conversations and a few months later with the help of their Aunt Kimmie, Getz Movin was born! 

Getz Movin is a NJ based non-profit and a registered 501 (c) (3) recognized by the IRS. Getz Movin’s mission is simple, provide school aged kids and teens in need with new sneakers that fit. 

Let's Getz Movin

Our 1st event at the Newark YMCA was a huge success!  115 kids that live in the shelter are now wearing brand new sneakers.  Next we will be heading to the Isaiah House in East Orange in October, Covenant House in Newark in November and then back to the Newark YMCA.  We have big plans ahead so Getz Movin and donate today! 


1) Donate using the PayPal Link below

2) Donate by mailing a check made out to Getz Movin Inc., PO Box 230,  Martinsville, NJ  08836-0230

3) Donate new sneakers in box, email us for a mailing address

All donations are 100% tax-deductible

Getz Movin is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, our EIN # is 83-4334098

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