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Shoebuy.com Joins Forces Again with National Coalition for Homeless Veterans,
Oxfam, The Home for Little Wanderers and Two Ten Footwear Foundation
BOSTON, Nov. 7, 2013
BOSTON, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shoebuy.com, a leading global online
retailer of shoes and clothing for shoppers seeking the best variety and
brands, has again partnered with National Coalition for Homeless Veterans,
Oxfam America, The Home for Little Wanderers and Two Ten Footwear Foundation
to support these organizations during their busy end of year fundraising
"Giving back is a very important part of Shoebuy.com's culture. For the past
six years we have been running this campaign and partnering with such amazing
organizations to help support them during the holiday season," said Shoebuy
CEO Mike Sorabella. "We are proud to give back to the community and to offer
our customers an easy and convenient way to be generous and to make a
difference in the lives of others while enjoying great savings at
In Their Shoes Charities
Shoebuy.com's "In Their Shoes" campaign is designed to encourage shoppers to
help those in need by contributing to a diverse range of nonprofit
organizations. This year's benefitting charities include:
oNational Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) provides safe housing,
health care, and employment services to more than 35,000 homeless veterans
each year. More than 2,100 associate community service providers and 508
member organizations in 48 states, Puerto Rico and Guam are working with
the Department of Veterans Affairs to end veteran homelessness by 2015.
NCHV President and CEO John Driscoll calls the national campaign to end
veteran homelessness "the most unifying and patriotic issue of our time."
"Our partnerships with Shoebuy.com and other corporate sponsors have helped
reduce veteran homelessness by more than 62 percent since 2008," Driscoll
said. "We have made great progress, but nearly 60,000 veterans still need
our help. We are honored by Shoebuy.com's continued trust and support, and
by the generosity of its customers. Together, we can bring all of our
oOxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of
poverty, hunger, and injustice. Oxfam saves lives, develops long-term
solutions to poverty, and campaigns for social change. Oxfam America is a
member of Oxfam, an international confederation of 17 organizations
networked together in 94 countries, as part of a global movement for
change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty.
"Oxfam believes in the power of people to change their lives and their
communities," said Stephanie Kurzina, vice president for development and
communications at Oxfam America. "When people have enough food, when their
children can go to school, when villagers are empowered to speak out and
claim their rights, that's when change takes root—and spreads. We all have a
role to play in righting the wrong of poverty. We are happy to have
Shoebuy.com stand with us in this fight."
oThe Home for Little Wanderers (The Home) provides a seamless continuum of
vital programs and services for every stage of child and family
development. For more than 200 years, The Home has earned a reputation for
doing whatever it takes to strengthen vulnerable families and keep
children safe in their own communities, even when they don't have family
support. Serving children and youth from birth to 22, The Home makes a
positive impact on more than 7,000 lives each year through a network of
services including behavioral health, therapeutic residential and special
education, adoption and foster care.
"The Home for Little Wanderers is thrilled to partner with Shoebuy.com in an
effort to make a positive difference again this holiday season," said Marcia
Allen, director of development for The Home for Little Wanderers. "As the
first child service agency in the country, we are able to continue our
innovative work 200 years later because of the support of our generous
donors. Their support allows us to care for some of the most vulnerable
children and families in Massachusetts and help them through some of the
hardest times of their lives."
oTwo Ten Footwear Foundation, founded in 1939, is the footwear industry's
national charitable foundation.The Foundation is committed to
strengthening America's footwear community by providing emergency
financial assistance at times of crisis; college scholarships for footwear
employees and their children; and other social and career services.
"We are pleased to participate again in the 'In Their Shoes Campaign' to
help support our end-of-year fundraising initiatives," said Kate Kaplan,
director of development at Two Ten Footwear Foundation. "Shoebuy.com is a
valued partner of Two Ten's and has been supportive in many of our important
initiatives, including our annual dinner and auction, Footwear Cares
community service program and the Women in Footwear Industry (WIFI) affinity
In Their Shoes Campaign Overview
During the campaign, which will run from Monday, November 11 to Friday,
November 15, Shoebuy.com customers that shop with the offer code "INSHOES"
will be contributing to the donation efforts, with a portion of each of these
sales going to the four participating charities.
With more than one million products for customers to choose from, Shoebuy.com
is a leading global retailer for shoes, clothing and accessories for shoppers
seeking the best variety and brands. The Shoebuy.com customer experience
extends beyond shoes through the company's portfolio of specialty shopping
sites, including Bagsbuy.com and Cozyboots.com as well as the exclusive
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Erin Delaney Maratea
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