How We Help

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.

“I'm at a loss for words. My heart is still healing. But putting things in order and putting my dad to rest the way he would have wanted is important. Two Ten helped us do that.”

—Dominque, Two Ten Hardship Relief Recipient

“I began working in footwear when my father suffered a stroke, hoping to help my mother with expenses. She’d love to put me through college, but she's the sole provider for my family now so this scholarship is vital.”

—Cameron, Two Ten Employee Scholar

“If I can’t pay the rent by Monday my family and I will be put out of our apartment and we don’t have anywhere to go.”

—Summer, Two Ten Hardship Relief Recipient

“I will be the first in my family to earn a degree. I take pride in that. After I do this I'll know I can achieve anything I set my mind to—and so will my son.”

—Sarah, Two Ten Employee Scholar

“The storm caused a water crisis in my town. We have no running water and don't know when service will be restored. This assistance will help us find somewhere to stay until we're allowed back in our home.”

—Shannon, Two Ten Disaster Relief Recipient


When you support Two Ten you are extending a hand to footwear colleagues in need. Colleagues who've experienced a catastrophic illness or the loss of a loved one or a layoff or the destruction of their home due to a natural disaster. Colleagues who want to improve themselves and lift their families. Our impact is industry-wide and over the years we have directly assisted tens of thousands of footwear families.

Help Staying Afloat

Leshawn has an entrepreneur’s resilience but when she called Two Ten for help, she knew she was in trouble. A burst water pipe had flooded her home. The ceilings in three rooms collapsed. And she’d not only lost treasured personal possessions but also all the inventory for her shoe boutique, which she'd been storing in her basement. She was in desperate need of emergency assistance to recover from this disaster.

Peace of Mind

When Judith was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer she knew she had a long journey of chemotherapy and surgery ahead of her. Emergency financial relief from Two Ten eased her worry about where her rent would come from while she was unable to work and missing regular paychecks, giving her the peace of mind she needed to focus her energy on healing and staying strong.

Opportunity to Rise

Daniel was working in the warehouse of a footwear wholesaler when the business closed abruptly. Emergency financial relief from Two Ten helped him provide for his family while he looked for a new job in footwear. A few years later he was working full time, volunteering with at-risk youth, and earning a degree to improve his long-term career prospects with the help of a Two Ten scholarship.