Saturday, May 2, 2015
Payless Giving Away Free Shoes to Low Income Children
Most children don't think much about their shoes, but imagine a child who is so poor they cannot afford boots to play out in the snow, or participate in sports at school because they can't afford to buy shoes. It's a tragic situation that Payless Shoes is trying to turn around, and they are donating millions of dollars toward the cause with a program called Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids.
Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids
Every year, the Payless program works with other non-profit organizations located in every state across the country to provide shoes for low-income children aged 18 years and younger, regardless of race, gender, religion or sexual orientation. Partner organizations who are chosen by Payless receive Payless merchandise certificates that can be passed on to low-income children in need. All partner nonprofits hold store shopping events for up to 50 children and also provide transportation to and from a nearby Payless store.
Over $1 million in shoes distributed
Each year, during the holiday season, over $1 million worth of shoes are distributed to low-income children through the Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids program. Since the program began 7 years ago, Payless has donated more than $6.5 million in free shoes.
To read more about the program, visit www.paylesscorporate.com/community-investment/payless-gives/