At BEARPAW, we believe that helping and caring isn’t everyone else’s responsibility, we need to do our part as well. Our employees are wonderfully involved in our communities as well as philanthropic programs that truly make a difference in the lives for those less fortunate.
A brand’s reputation is only as good as it’s people and engaging employees out in the community has been the foundation of BEARPAW’s values since day one. Employees consistently volunteer their time and efforts at many community projects and programs.
Below are a couple of the exciting non-profit organizations that we partner with:
K.I.D.S. brings hope and self-esteem to children in need and their families by providing new clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, books, and juvenile products donated by leading brands and retailers. The donations move through our network of community social service agencies in the U.S. and abroad to reach children who are ill, living in poverty or are the victims of natural disasters.
Soles4Souls has a simple mission: To impact as many lives as possible through the gift of shoes. Soles4Souls facilitates the donation of shoes, which are used to aid the hurting worldwide. The idea behind gifts of shoes is nothing new, they have coordinated relief efforts for the Asian Tsunami and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, netting over one million pairs donated for these disasters.
The National Odd Shoe Exchange was founded in St Louis, Missouri in 1943. The late Ruth Rubin-Feldman created the organization as a support for polio survivors. Today, N.O.S.E. is no longer a disease-specific, but assists people with a variety of different conditions and lifestyles and acts as a source for those requiring single shoes or pairs of differing sizes. They ship new, quality footwear to children, adults and seniors across the United States and Canada. The National Odd Shoe Exchange is made possible by financial donations and in-kind support.