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Local Non-Profit, Penobscot Boys & Girls Club, selected as partner for the
Payless Gives™ Shoes 4 Kids program.
100 Kids Will Shop for Free New Shoes at a Local Payless ShoeSource
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 Penobscot Boys & Girls Club. The program – which reaches all 50 states, Canada, Puerto Rico and 11 Latin American countries – will give more than $1.5 million of free shoes to children of families in need.
A group of children served by Penobscot Boys & Girls Club will participate in a shoe-shopping trip at the Payless ShoeSource store here in the Bangor Mall. 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.
In addition, Interim CPO, Joseph Knapp secured a variety of Mattel toys through Boys & Girls Club of America/ Mattel Corp. collaborative efforts. BGC youth will not only receive a new pair of shoes but a new Mattel toy.
100 Kids and their families served by Penobscot Boys & Girls Club, a non-profit organization that inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens, will participate in the Payless GivesTM Shoes 4 Kids program at the Payless ShoeSource listed below.
WHERE: Payless ShoeSource
Bangor, Me 04401
January 20th 2014 from 10am- 2pm
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. In 2009, Payless extended the program beyond the U.S. to reach families in need in Canada, Puerto Rico and 11 Latin American countries. Now in its sixth 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.
Any press inquiries please contact Joseph Knapp at 207.817.3279 (office)