WHAT: Just in time for the holiday season, Payless ShoeSource is once again launching its annual international children’s shoe-donation program, Payless GivesTM Shoes 4 Kids, and has announced its selected charity partners including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The program – which reaches all 50 states – will give more than $1.5 million of free shoes to children of families in need this holiday season.
A group of children served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA will participate in a shoe-shopping trip at the Payless ShoeSource store at the Mall at Steamtown. The children will enjoy shopping for and selecting their own pair of free new shoes. For many kids accustomed to used and hand-me-down shoes, this will be their first pair of new shoes.
WHO: 200 Kids served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA will participate in the Payless GivesTM Shoes 4 Kids program at the Payless ShoeSource listed below.
WHERE: The Mall at Steamtown, Scranton PA
WHEN: Wednesday December 17, 2014 beginning at 3:30 p.m.
PROGRAM BACKGROUND: In 2008, Payless ShoeSource launched the Payless GivesTM Shoes 4 Kids program in the United States, giving away $1 million worth of free shoes. Now in its seventh year, the program is going strong. Payless ShoeSource continues to partner with local nonprofits to help them identify children of needy families and provides more than $1.5 million in shoes.