04 Feb Amazon Fashion Renews Title Sponsorship of Footwear Cares
Two Ten Footwear Foundation, the national charitable foundation serving the footwear industry, today announced that Amazon Fashion will return as the Title Sponsor for Footwear Cares 2015, the Foundation’s national community service program that brings the footwear industry together through volunteerism.
Through Footwear Cares, Two Ten proudly partners with many local, regional and national charitable nonprofits to provide volunteer opportunities to the footwear industry with one single objective: getting people back on their feet. Launched three years ago, Footwear Cares now serves as the conduit for many footwear companies to engage in community service.
“Amazon Fashion is proud to continue our support of the Two Ten Footwear Foundation and the Footwear Cares initiative,” said Stan Friedlander, GMM of Footwear, Amazon Fashion. “Last year, over 100 footwear companies joined together, spending thousands of hours working to provide resources to 83 non-profit organizations across the country. We are excited to make a lasting impact on both a local and national level again this year.”
“Strengthening our community – getting people back on their feet – has been a core tenet since our founding 75 years ago,” said Neal Newman, president of Two Ten Footwear Foundation. “The generous support of Amazon Fashion, as the title sponsor of Footwear Cares, enables us to involve thousands of employees from footwear companies across the country as volunteers, all working together to change the lives of families in need.”
Highlights from National Footwear Cares 2014
Over 6,500 individuals from 100 footwear companies came together in community service across the country. The highlights from the combined work in 83 charitable nonprofits included:
- 517,549 meals were sorted, packed, prepared or served to feed children, families, seniors, and the disabled
- 11,300 pairs of new shoes were distributed to children
- Over 20 environmental projects were completed to enhance our coastlines, nature trails, community parks, and recreation facilities
- 1,242 low-income children were provided with clothing
- 15,000 volunteer hours offset more than $330,000 in operational costs for nonprofits.
About Two Ten Footwear Foundation
Two Ten brings shoepeople together to help each other during crisis and support each other as a community. We are committed to providing emergency financial assistance, scholarships, counseling, services and community building programs that upholds our 75 year legacy of changing lives. To learn more about Footwear Cares, please visit http://www.twoten.org/footwearcares.