This past week, Two Ten Footwear Foundation teamed up with Puma volunteers to participate in The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. As part of the Footwear Cares community service initiative, Puma sent teams on Tuesday 12/10 and Friday 12/13 to help organize and bag Christmas presents for 593 local families in need.
The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program ensures that thousands of under-privileged children receive toys, winter-clothing and other necessary supplies during the holiday season. Volunteers organize ornaments adorned with information on each child – clothing size, toy requests, etc and use them to decorate Christmas trees in high traffic areas like malls, shops, community centers and post offices. Caring individuals and generous businesses can then select an ornament and ‘adopt’ a child’s wish list, purchasing gifts on their behalf.
After the toys were purchased, Two Ten and Puma’s dedicated departments organized the gifts, making sure that each child got what they wanted. The atmosphere was jovial and cheerful as volunteers worked to put a smile on the faces of children in need. All-in-all, 593 families will be directly impacted, making their holidays a little brighter.
As one Puma employee said: “You could call it a Christmas miracle.”
To see photos from both Puma volunteer days, click here.