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Unprecedented times, unprecedented need.

Monday, April 6, 2020

We are not just an industry, we are a community. Our 80-year legacy is to take care of each other, especially in hard times. Now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Two Ten is experiencing 10X the number of emergency financial assistance applications since the beginning of March and doesn’t show any signs of slowing. This dramatic … Read More

TWO TEN FOOTWEAR FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES COVID-19 SHARE YOUR SHOES CAMPAIGN

Friday, April 3, 2020

The industry’s foundation teams up with Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. to kick off critical, national fundraising effort WALTHAM, MA March 23, 2020 — In response to rapidly increasing industry need for emergency financial aid, and the necessity to raise enough funds to meet the demand for thousands of footwear families affected by the pandemic, Two Ten … Read More

sperry donates to Two Ten

Sperry to Donate to Two Ten

Friday, April 3, 2020

In response to the growing Covid-19 crisis, Sperry will support the footwear industry’s charitable foundation WALTHAM MA, March 25:  Sperry, the heritage footwear brand, will donate over 3000 pairs of shoes to Two Ten Footwear Foundation in response to the Covid 19 crisis.  Two Ten provides emergency financial assistance, and access to counseling services and … Read More

The Volunteering Tipping Point

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Tom Vernarsky and his team at Shoe Carnival in Evansville, IN, started with one house.  Over nine years later, he’s built entire neighborhoods. Tom, recently retired from Shoe Carnival, has been involved with Habitat for Humanity for nearly a decade and over that time he and his crew have helped build 53 houses.  For 2020, … Read More

“There Are Still Good People In This World”

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

In 2019, Payless Shoes closed all of its 2,000 stores and cut 16,000 jobs. The fallout was difficult for their employees, as the benefits and pay they depended on literally disappeared. Since Payless’ closure in June 2019, hundreds of former Payless employees have reached out to Two Ten for assistance – with more continuing to … Read More

WIFI Portland Regional Event

Friday, January 31, 2020

Preparing for the new year was the theme at the Portland WIFI Chapter gathering on Thursday night, January 16th, in the lobby lounge of the Woodlark Hotel downtown Portland. Women from KEEN, Columbia, SOREL, Nike, PENSOLE, and others came out to support Two Ten WIFI and gain insight from two engaging guest speakers. Tracy Siegel, Certified Functional … Read More

Footwear Cares® all year long

Friday, January 17, 2020

  Happy 2020! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season, spent with your loved-ones and perhaps lending a helping hand in your community to spread the holiday cheer. We sure did! As part of our Footwear Cares commitment to service and helping local communities, the Two Ten Footwear Foundation team participated in The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Castle … Read More

Sarah Bloch

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Two Ten Footwear Foundation partnered with Footwear News and their FN Labs to celebrate our 80th anniversary with a series of opinion pieces written by footwear people from across the industry.   Some Things Never Change. At The NPD Group, we are known for equipping the market with tangible information and insights to help businesses grow. … Read More

Sarah Irvani - CEO of Okabashi Brands footwear

Sara Irvani

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Two Ten Footwear Foundation partnered with Footwear News and their FN Labs to celebrate our 80th anniversary with a series of opinion pieces written by footwear people from across the industry.   The Strength of Family. In today’s world, we may spend more time with our colleagues than at home with our families. At our company … Read More

Jestina Walcott, Two Ten Footwear Foundation

Jestina Walcott

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Two Ten Footwear Foundation partnered with Footwear News and their FN Labs to celebrate our 80th anniversary with a series of opinion pieces written by footwear people from across the industry.   Why We Should Care. For nearly 15 years, I have been working in social services. Eldercare, inpatient and outpatient facilities and, most recently, the … Read More

Tracey Bravant

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Two Ten Footwear Foundation partnered with Footwear News and their FN Labs to celebrate our 80th anniversary with a series of opinion pieces written by footwear people from across the industry.   The Power of a Hand Up. Life is a journey. It’s filled with stumbling blocks and sharp turns, bridges, and paths of uncertainty. But … Read More

D’Wayne Edwards

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Two Ten Footwear Foundation partnered with Footwear News and their FN Labs to celebrate our 80th anniversary with a series of opinion pieces written by footwear people from across the industry.   The Power of Education. If anyone doesn’t understand that education can break the cycle of poverty, they haven’t met me. I grew up … Read More

Footwear Cares Teams Up With Puma And The Salvation Army

Thursday, December 19, 2019

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 … Read More

80th Anniversary Chairman’s Appeal

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

A Letter to Our Fellow Members of the Footwear Industry For 80 years the Two Ten Footwear Foundation has been providing emergency financial assistance and scholarships to employees and their families in our industry who need it most. As we prepare for our annual fundraising event, the 80th Anniversary Gala in New York City on … Read More

Two Ten 80th Annual Gala Donor Spotlights

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

By David DiPasquale Interim President, Two Ten Footwear Foundation November 12, 2019 After 39 active years as a volunteer and Board member of Two Ten Footwear Foundation, I came into the office as Interim President in July to help through a time of transition. Aside from the normal issues associated with organizational change, the timing … Read More