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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.



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

I’m the first in my family to attend college

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

My mother didn’t have the opportunity to attend college. Now with my parents’ support and the help of a Two Ten scholarship, I can pursue my dreams to help people as a public health practitioner. When I was young, I used to tell my mother how successful I wanted to be in the future. She … Read More

We lost everything, but Two Ten restored our hope.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Nearly 8,000 miles away from our Boston office, Typhoon Soudelor raked Saipan (in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), leaving many of its 55,000 residents without water and electricity. Rose, a pregnant 37-year-old footwear sales associate, and her family of five were among those left in the ruins. At the height of the … Read More

It’s either the car or the house.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

We often receive letters from the many shoe people we work with each year.  Courtney received financial assistance from Two Ten a few months ago, and was kind enough to share her story. ___ “Two Ten changed my life in many ways. When my life was at its lowest as a single mother with mounting … Read More