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Founded in 1939 at 210 Lincoln Street in Boston, Massachusetts, the Two Ten Footwear Foundation is the national charitable foundation of the U.S. footwear industry.  Two Ten provides emergency financial assistance, natural disaster recovery, educational scholarships, counseling services and professional development programs that improve the lives and careers of the country’s 330,000 footwear employees and their families.  The only industry-centric foundation in the country, Two Ten brings the footwear community together to support each other during times of crisis and ensure a bright future for the industry’s workforce.

What We Do

Two Ten Footwear Foundation brings the U.S. footwear industry together to support each other in times of crisis, strengthen our community through important services and programs, and ensure a bright future for our entire workforce with professional development, industry events and networking opportunities. 

Two Ten by the Numbers

$1.7 million

In 2016, Two Ten fielded more than 2,173 calls and provided more than $1.7 million in financial assistance to shoepeople in need.

48 hours

Two Ten provides emergency financial assistance for individuals in the footwear industry. We send financial help within 48 hours of the first call.

$20 million to 6,353 students

Since the scholarship program was started in 1969, Two Ten has made it possible for 6,353 students to go to college. We have given over $20 million in scholarships in that time.

Behind the numbers are hundreds of stories about the lives Two Ten has impacted. If you have a story to share, we would love to hear from you.