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Real Shoe People. Real Shoe Stories. – Dan

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Colorado Flooding “Just knowing that someone outside the chaos cares, made all the difference in the world,” said Dan Laska, a Crocs employee, who’s home was damaged in the recent flooding that left many Colorado residents homeless.  Months after the storm, national attention has faded but the devastation remains, as the footwear industry rallies to provide … Read More

Real Shoe People. Real Shoe Stories. – Joe

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Real People, Real Stories The first scholarship recipient of The Footwear Warriors Scholarship Fund is Joe Fleury, a 39 year old veteran working at Adidas as the Operations Manager in the Mt. Comfort Facility in Indiana. Currently a business management major at Indiana Wesleyan University, Joe reflected on his time in the military by saying “The most … Read More

New Board Members to Lead Two Ten Footwear Foundation

Thursday, January 23, 2014

National shoe industry charitable foundation elects industry veterans Blake Krueger of Wolverine Worldwide and Diane Sullivan of Brown Shoe to serve as Chairman and Vice-Chair  WALTHAM, MA – January 23, 2014 – Two Ten Footwear Foundation today announced that it has elected two new officers and selection of six new members to its 2014 – … Read More

Two Ten Footwear Foundation Names Amazon Fashion as Title Sponsor for Footwear Cares®

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The national month-long program unites the footwear industry in community service WALTHAM, MA – December 18, 2013 – Two Ten Footwear Foundation today announced that Amazon Fashion has been named as the title sponsor for the second annual Footwear Cares held during the month of April 2014. In its inaugural year, Two Ten’s Footwear Cares … Read More

Winter 2013 Newsletter

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Annual Dinner and Auction Raises $2.3 Million “It was a tremendous night, filled with energy and fun for our entire footwear community,” saidNeal Newman, president of Two Ten Footwear Foundation.  The 74th annual dinner and auction chaired by Tim Belk, Belk, Inc., held December 4th at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York, brought together over 1400 footwear … Read More

Real Shoe People. Real Shoe Stories. – Sydney

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sydney C. – Two Ten Scholar, Ripon College, Class of 2015 “My name is Sydney, and this year I became fortunate enough to receive one of the Two Ten Scholarships.” For two summers, I worked for Red Wing Shoe Company in Red Wing, MN as a summer temp in the factory, and it was an experience! My … Read More

Real Shoe People. Real Shoe Stories. – Claudette

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Claudette M. was recently helped by Two Ten and was kind enough to send us a card of thanks. “I learned a long time ago how to live simple and within my means…my grandparents showed me this.  However, when the “means” are cut, fear and frustration can set it.  I feel so fortunate and grateful that … Read More

Summer 2013 Newsletter

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Two Ten Annual Dinner and Auction Since 1939, friends of Two Ten Footwear Foundation have been meeting annually in support of the footwear industry. In 2012, Two Ten welcomed 1,500 shoepeople to the Marriott Marquis in Times Square for a fabulous evening to celebrate footwear philanthropy. A “must attend” event, the footwear community came together and … Read More

June 2013 Newsletter

Monday, June 17, 2013

Heart & Sole For nearly 75 years, whenever shoepeople have needed a helping hand, Two Ten has been there. Our legacy of “shoepeople helping shoepoeple” drives everything we do today. In the last 12 months, we have helped thousands of footwear people get back on their feet during their time of need – because of … Read More

May 2013 Newsletter

Friday, May 17, 2013

Two Ten Retains Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator The Two Ten Footwear Foundation has retained the prestigious 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for consistently exceeding industry standards and executing its mission in a fiscally responsible way. “This exceptional designation differentiates Two Ten Footwear Foundation from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is … Read More

March 2013 Newsletter

Sunday, March 17, 2013

National Footwear Community Service Week Footwear companies across the country unite during Footwear Cares, National Footwear Community Service Week, April 21-27, 2013. Imagine 3,000 shoepeople coming together to make an impact in their own communities. Partnering with high profile national organizations like Feeding America, the Lions Club, Habitat for Humanity, and Ronald MacDonald House or … Read More

February 2013 Newsletter

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Thank you to those who donated to the Two Ten Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. This special appeal raised 109% of the $125,000 goal.  The foundation received a record number of calls in the first few weeks following the storm and, thanks to your generosity, Two Ten helped 463 footwear families, awarding $291,100 in emergency assistance.  … Read More

January 2013 Newsletter

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Featuring Steve Madden, 2012 Dinner Chair, Kenneth Cole, and Aldo Bensadoun; this video will help to increase awareness for Two Ten and provide hope, ignite opportunities and strengthen our footwear community. Did you know that Two Ten has helped 463 footwear industry employees who were affected by Hurricane Sandy? Of the $291,100 awarded, 98% of financial assistance was delivered … Read More