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James – A family in dire straits.

Friday, November 2, 2018

The following is a letter from James, a Two Ten client who was helped in 2018. In September, my wife was hospitalized with internal bleeding and was given a small chance to survive. She lost over half of her blood, her body could not carry oxygen due to lack of blood cells, and the hospital did … Read More

“The State of the Fashion/Comfort Footwear Market” Lunch & Learn

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Beth Goldstein, Executive Director for the NPD Group, recently hosted a WIFI Lunch & Learn Webinar focused on the state of the fashion/comfort footwear market. Beth shared valuable insights around the rebound of retail growth in the footwear space, the top channels of distribution, growth percentages for both the in-store and online spaces, and the … Read More

Brook – A fresh start.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The following is a letter from Brook, a Two Ten client who was helped in 2018. In the last year, I’ve become a single mom and was left with all of the financial burdens from my previous relationship. It has been a struggle trying to figure out if I can pay my mortgage and other … Read More

Podcasts worth listening to.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

If you’re not listening to podcasts yet, it’s time to get started.  There are thousands of available podcasts that range from every imaginable topic, and they are easier to access than ever.  Available right on the podcast app on your phone, you can download and listen to a variety of shows.  Below, Two Ten created … Read More

Don’t get spooked by mid-terms!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The jack-o-lanterns are out, the cobwebs are up, trick-or-treating is almost here. Before the celebrations can start, the scariest nights of the year must first come to pass, Mid-Terms! Don’t worry, we’ve created a small list of ways for you to survive this year. Tips for Surviving Mid-Terms: Take a quick break. Staring at your … Read More

WIFI Charlotte Navigates Career & Life

Friday, October 19, 2018

Empowerment and work/life balance were the themes of the evening as the WIFI Charlotte chapter came together on Wednesday, October 17th for a panel discussion entitled “Women Navigating Career & Life”. The event, which was sponsored by Margaritaville Shoes, took place at the beautiful Carmel Country Club just outside of downtown Charlotte. Panel participants included … Read More

Tracey – Fighting Cancer

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The following is a letter from Tracey, a Two Ten client who was helped in 2018. I have been working in the footwear industry for 7 years. I found out about Two Ten because of a poster in my store. I also had a district manager who had been in the footwear industry for over … Read More

Leading With Compassion

Thursday, October 4, 2018

A corporate leader and generous supporter of Two Ten, Cliff Sifford has been leading his employees at Shoe Carnival on a philanthropic path to help support local communities surrounding their Evansville, Indiana headquarters. By exemplifying values of compassion and caring, this “model citizen CEO” has not only set an example for his employees – he … Read More

Footwear Cares highlight: Timberland’s Commitment to Children in their Community

Friday, September 28, 2018

Volunteers gathered outside of Gossler Elementary School in Manchester, NH last week on a misty Thursday morning. This was one of six different sites around Manchester that Timberland chose as part of their Serv-a-Palooza event. As the students walked onto the school grounds, their excitement was palpable with one student skipping past the volunteers saying, … Read More

“Sustainability & Ethical Footwear Manufacturing” Lunch & Learn

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Sara Irvani, CEO of footwear brands Okabashi, Oka-B, and Third Oak, recently hosted a WIFI Lunch & Learn Webinar focused on the importance of sustainability and ethical footwear manufacturing. In this informative discussion, Sara discussed her company’s focus on sustainably-sourced, American made materials, the concept of closed-loop manufacturing, and the importance of sustainability to today’s … Read More

WIFI Seattle Enjoys an Evening with Susan Hudson O’Neil

Thursday, September 27, 2018

On Thursday, September 20th, the team at Dolce Vita opened the doors to their beautiful showroom atop Smith Tower to host the WIFI Seattle regional chapter for a discussion with footwear industry veteran Susan Hudson O’Neil. Susan pulled from her prior experience with brands like Timberland, Rockport, and Kenneth Cole Productions to offer advice on … Read More

Two Ten College Toolkit

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Two Ten has prepared a toolkit to help you through your year. Whether you are a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior, you will benefit from these tips and resources.

Giving New Meaning to “Charity Starts at Home”

Friday, September 21, 2018

“Charity starts at home” is a well-known saying that captures how we learn as children to become charitable human beings. DSW takes a similar approach to this lead-by-example philosophy by encouraging – and volunteering alongside – their employees to give back to their community. DSW’s Corporate charitable giving begins at the top, with Executive Chairman … Read More