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It is estimated that 400 million children globally live in extreme poverty (defined, as living on less than $1.25 per day). These children may not have access to adequate footwear and without shoes, many won’t be able to avoid disease or go to school. Stats like that break my heart! And I am excited to share about an easy way that we can all do a little part to help change the life of another child.
Throughout the month of September, Stride Rite wants to help families across the country find new homes for their gently worn and previously loved footwear. Working in concert with The Little Gym, Stride Rite is anticipating a donation of tens of thousands of shoes to benefit Soles4Souls, the international charity that collects shoes and distributes them to people in need around the globe. The initiative kicked off on 9/3 and continues through the end of the month at all Stride Rite stores, striderite.com, and The Little Gym nationwide. All you have to do to help kids in need of shoes is bring your used shoes to a Stride Rite store and they will make sure the shoes get to where they need to go to help the kids in need. As s a thank you, for every pair of shoes donated from 9/3 – 9/30, families will receive 20% off towards a same-day purchase of new shoes. In addition, families will also receive a certificate for a free class at The Little Gym with every purchase.
How awesome is that?!? You can help out those in need,