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Real Shoe People. Real Shoe Stories.

Over the years, we have impacted the lives of thousands of clients, scholars, donors and leaders in the footwear industry; each one of them has an amazing story to tell. We invite you to tell us how Two Ten has impacted your life.

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Power to the People

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

After six months without electricity, Two Ten is helping to turn the lights back on. Hurricane Maria was the most serious and damaging hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in history. “We thought we were going to die,” one footwear employee told Two Ten. “My house was shaking. You could hear the firecracker sound of electrical … Read More

The Legacy of a Shoe Dog

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Bruce Fendell, leading industry executive, passed away on December 5th after a courageous battle with lung cancer. At heart, Bruce was a “shoe dog”, devoting 30 years to the footwear industry, sharing his extraordinary talents with WSS, Fila, Adidas, and many other firms. Most recently Bruce worked as SVP Strategic Planning at WSS, formerly Warehouse … Read More

Mickey

Friday, September 1, 2017

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Single Mom, Happy Christmas

Friday, September 1, 2017

Brooke Seales was in financial trouble – finding it difficult to pay her mortgage and other bills. Brooke was forced to put her house on the market because she could no longer afford to make monthly payments. She contacted Two Ten and spoke with our Support Services about her situation. They suggested Two Ten could provide financial … Read More

Help when she needed it most.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

With the support of donors like you, Wendy* received financial assistance from Two Ten this winter. She was kind enough to share her story. “I’ve worked in footwear for over 13 years as a store manager and during that time I referred many of my employees to Two Ten, but I never thought I would … Read More

Loving couple finds a new home.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sally* received financial assistance from Two Ten a few months ago, and was kind enough to share her story. “We have been very blessed throughout our fifteen years of marriage, but 2015 proved to be a real challenge for us. After my husband was hurt, it’s been hard for him to find a job he … Read More

Chloe – Real People. Real Stories.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A loving daughter, conscientious student, and good natured child, Chloe was the picture of health. But after complaining of blurred vision, a trip to the doctor resulted in a devastating, life changing prognosis. Chloe, then just eight years old, was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, a malignant brain tumor and needed life-saving surgery right away. For over … Read More

“Everything around me was sinking.”

Monday, October 19, 2015

Darlene’s* 22 year old daughter lived in a ground level apartment that was quickly filling with water. She was alone and desperate for a way out as the torrential rains continued to pound South Carolina. “Nobody was prepared for what we experienced,” said Darlene, “I had to get her out of there.” An hour later, … Read More