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Michael Greenberg – T. Kenyon Holly Memorial Award Honoree

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The T. Kenyon Holly Memorial Award, Two Ten Footwear Foundation’s highest honor for outstanding humanitarian achievement, is presented to an individual in the footwear, leather or allied industries who exemplifies the spirit and character of the late T. Kenyon Holly, past president of Two Ten. Mr. Holly was an individual who was dedicated to helping the less fortunate members … Read More

Katie Butler – A. A. Bloom Memorial Award Honoree

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The A.A. Bloom Memorial Award was created to honor an individual who has given greatly to Two Ten Footwear Foundation through his or her initiative, hard work, dedication and unselfish actions in the spirit of the late A.A. Bloom, one of the founders of Two Ten. This humanitarian award is given to someone who has … Read More

In 2015, OrthoLite Chairman and CEO Glenn Barrett and his wife, Midge, endowed $500,000 to help footwear families facing catastrophic situations such as homelessness, family violence, and natural disasters. Noting their gift as one that “comes from the heart,” the Barrett’s endowment has, to date, helped nearly 100 families get back on their feet after facing dire situations. “Similar to OrthoLite’s insoles, that financial assistance is a source of comfort that provides ‘shock protection’ to these families.” Glenn joined the Two Ten Board of Directors in 2017, and has since answered calls to action including helping to provide generators to footwear families in Puerto Rico who were affected by Hurricane Maria, and actively supporting the newly formed Two Ten Associate Board by supporting their first-ever fundraising event in September. Glenn continues to live by his personal creed, which is to give back to the industry that has given him so much.

Glenn Barrett – 2018 Two Ten Hero

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

In 2015, OrthoLite Chairman and CEO Glenn Barrett and his wife, Midge, endowed $500,000 to help footwear families facing catastrophic situations such as homelessness, family violence, and natural disasters. Noting their gift as one that “comes from the heart,” the Barrett’s endowment has, to date, helped nearly 100 families get back on their feet after facing dire … Read More

Martin Berman - Two Ten Quiet Hero

Martin Berman – 2018 Two Ten Hero

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Often preferring to do his good deeds quietly and without acknowledgement, Martin Berman is the definition of kindness, caring and generosity.  A Two Ten Board Member and Owner & Managing Director of Micro-Pak, Martin is ever-aware of crises facing industry employees even when thousands of miles and half a world away in Hong Kong. Martin was one of the first donors to respond to the 2017 hurricanes with emergency … Read More

Carlos Castellon

Carlos Castellon – 2018 Two Ten Hero

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017, Two Ten was faced with the largest natural disaster assistance effort in the Foundation’s history. Two Ten was also challenged with not being able to reach hundreds of footwear families in Puerto Rico because of power and cellular service outages.  Carlos Castellon of Novus, Inc., became Two Ten’s “eyes, ears, hands and … Read More

Alan Coleman

Alan Colman – 2018 Two Ten Hero

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Always thinking about new ways to support the Two Ten Footwear Foundation and its mission, industry veteran and past Board of Directors member Alan Colman recently helped Two Ten establish a new fundraising opportunity for the Common Good Fund.  Alan worked with Two Ten staff and a Board-assigned committee to develop the Share Your Shoes … Read More

Salvation Army’s Fall Harvest Celebration

Friday, November 2, 2018

On Halloween Eve, The Salvation Army in West Harlem, NY was filled with lots of happy, yelling kids, running around, eating candy, painting pumpkins and posing as their favorite Super Heroes. Not to be outdone, we brought our own team of Footwear Cares “Super Heroes” who helped set up the gym, decorate tables, pass out … Read More

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