Did you know?
It is estimated that 400 million children globally live in extreme poverty (defined, as living on less than $1.25 per day). These children may not have access to adequate footwear and without shoes, many won’t be able to avoid disease or go to school. Since 2006, Soles4Souls has distributed 22 million pairs of shoes to those in need in 127 countries and more than half of their distributions occur in the United States. (Source: Soles4Souls)
That’s why Stride Rite has teamed up with The Little Gym to help families across the country find new homes for their gently worn and previously loved footwear through their new donation campaign called “Big Hearts, Little Shoes“. This donation campaign will benefit Soles4Souls – the international charity that collects shoes and distributes them to people in need around the globe.
If you’re interested in helping this campaign for needy children, just visit your local Stride Rite location to donate outgrown or unwanted shoes in a designated Soles4Souls drop box – now through September 30th. For every pair you donate, you’ll receive 20 percent off towards a same-day purchase of new shoes. In addition, you will also receive a certificate for a free class at The Little Gym with every purchase of new Stride Rite shoes at participating stores situated near one of The Little Gym locations.
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About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama’s Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.