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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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Mariah’s Story

Friday, March 15, 2019

Mariah was one of two recipients of the Bruce Fendell Scholarship. She tells her story at our Gala, and Rachel Fendell Satinsky, Bruce’s daughter, describes what this scholarship means to her family.

Charanor’s Story

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Charanor almost lost her home. Breaking into this industry can be difficult, so can starting a new business. The strains of a new business became compounded when she found herself in financial trouble. After calling Two Ten, Charanor was able to keep her home and continue to pursue her passions. *Special thanks to Charanor for … Read More

Mollica’s Story

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Mollica was diagnosed with Cancer. After a lengthy operation, she was not able to return to work for several weeks.  The bills piled up and she struggled to pay them.  Thankfully she called Two Ten. We stepped in and paid some of her bills so she could focus on getting well. Reaching out to Two … Read More

Regina

Friday, February 1, 2019

When Hurricane Irma hit, Regina’s family moved in and she couldn’t pay for the roof over their heads.  Reaching out to Two Ten for help was the best decision she could have made. Apply for Assistance

James – A family in dire straits.

Friday, November 2, 2018

The following is a letter from James, a Two Ten client who was helped in 2018. In September, my wife was hospitalized with internal bleeding and was given a small chance to survive. She lost over half of her blood, her body could not carry oxygen due to lack of blood cells, and the hospital did … Read More

Brook – A fresh start.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The following is a letter from Brook, a Two Ten client who was helped in 2018. In the last year, I’ve become a single mom and was left with all of the financial burdens from my previous relationship. It has been a struggle trying to figure out if I can pay my mortgage and other … Read More

Tracey – Fighting Cancer

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The following is a letter from Tracey, a Two Ten client who was helped in 2018. I have been working in the footwear industry for 7 years. I found out about Two Ten because of a poster in my store. I also had a district manager who had been in the footwear industry for over … Read More

Make a Gift, Change a Life.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

You never expect it to happen to your family. Until it does. That’s exactly what happened to Carol*, the mother of three children and caregiver to her husband Frank, who was diagnosed with throat cancer in January 2016. After an aggressive treatment plan, Frank was in remission. Then, in early 2017, his cancer returned and … Read More

Scholarship to ARSUTORIA Footwear Workshop in Boston

Monday, May 14, 2018

ARSUTORIA School concentrates decades of industry experience into a fascinating five-day course that will change the way you work in footwear, regardless of what you do. Two Ten Footwear Foundation offers a full scholarship ($2,500 value) to footwear industry employees looking to advance their careers through education. This class is “Footwear 101,” covering all fundamentals … Read More