Youth Against Poverty's corporate partner Shoe Biz SF is supporting our pop-up store this August. We are very excited to hear from this local business that "Shoebiz will be 100% behind this event". This dedicated company has donated products to some of our previous events, such as the pop-up shoe store we held last summer in Los Altos. Even with their busy schedules and opening of a new store in Blackhawk Plaza, Danville, Shoe Biz has still remained involved and supportive of Youth Against Poverty's projects. We greatly appreciate the generosity of Shoe Biz SF and their tireless dedication to alleviating poverty. We encourage you to learn more about the business here: http://www.shoebizsf.com/
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Did you know that there are over 5,000 families with Children in San Francisco?
Did you know that there are only 3,000 registered, working, homeless families with children in San Francisco?
Did you know that $10,000 could provide full daycare for 70 at risk and impoverish children, ages 0-5, with daycare, hearing, dental, vision and proper education at Compass Children's Center?
Did you know that $2,500 could provide one month worth of hot nutritious and organic lunches for 42 preschoolers at Compass Children's Center located in the heart of the Tenderloin.
We have two Goals to reach by Christmas.
1.The first goal is provide 3,000 homeless, working families with children with shoes.
2.The second goal is to raise another $10,000 for Compass Children's Center by the end of the year.
This is our invitation for you to exercise your passion and love for humanity. Are you willing to help?
If yes, it's easy...
Do the following.
Tweet this message:
@converse & @shoebiz partnered to bring you these (image). Ask for these from @santa to help provide a child in need.
Post this to Facebook:
YAP Successes in Tanzania and San Francisco
- We have donated a total of 700 pairs of shoes to the 600 blind orphans in Tanzania.
- We want to thank Vans, adidas, Converse, Reebok, and Puma for being so generous in saving the lives of these orphans who have suffered all this time from foot fungus, when the only cure is wearing shoes.
- The first package of shoes just arrived in Tanzania and it has completely changed their lives. The rest is still on its way to Tanzania, arriving there soon.
- Thanks to Converse, we also donated 123 pairs of shoes to the Compass Center
- The Compass Center is a shelter for homeless kids in San Francisco, age 2-10, who live their lives sleeping in the streets or in broken families
- The shelter is their only source of hope to thrive
We have just shipped 300 pairs of Vans shoes plus another 60 pairs of Converse shoes to the orphanage in Tanzania, bringing us very close to our 600 pair quota. This also includes the 200 pairs of shoes we sent last week. The orphanage has 600 kids, all of them blind and never having worn shoes before. This is a donation of at least $18,000 in cost with an approximate retail value of $33,000.
By doing this, we can change the lives of these orphans by preventing the spread of foot fungus, which is their biggest problem for them.
Youth Against Poverty has just donated 200 pairs of Converse shoes to an orphanage for the blind in Tanzania. The orphanage was founded by the K2 Foundation and the orphans have never owned a pair of shoes. Also, many of the orphans are currently suffering from foot fungus, mainly because of the composition of the dirt and soil that causes the foot to swell. By wearing shoes, it will prevent the kids from having foot fungus and will forever change their lives. We just take for granted how important shoes are to us. Once you hear about how badly kids need shoes, you start to appreciate the shoes you wear everyday wherever you go.