I know we all know or at least know of a family who has a critically ill child. Those of us with healthy children can only imagine what these families are going through. Or perhaps you are one of them. We received information this week about pediped® footwear’s special shoe promotion to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We hope all of you try and imagine walking in the “shoes” of these families and seriously consider supporting this very important charity drive. Don’t these children deserve an amazing wish come true?
Beginning today and running through Feb. 5, pediped® footwear will host a Purchases with Purpose fundraiser to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. During this period, select styles of both Originals and Flex shoes will be marked down as much as 40 percent. Half of the sales from this promotion will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
‘We are so proud of pediped® footwear’s continued support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation,’ said pediped® President Angela Edgeworth. ‘We’re thrilled to start 2010 with this meaningful promotion and we hope that everyone who loves pediped® footwear will go online and shop to make a difference.’
pediped® will host several different fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In 2009, the company raised more than $145,000 to help grant wishes and its goal is to surpass that figure in 2010. Information on current and upcoming fundraisers can be found at www.pediped.com.
pediped® footwear was launched in 2004 by Angela and Brian Edgeworth in their quest for the perfect soft-soled shoe for their first daughter. Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort and distinctive styling have made the award winning company one of the fastest-growing children’s footwear brands in the United States. pediped® footwear is sold in over 2500 stores in the United States and 40 countries worldwide with an offering of more than 120 designs for boys and girls between their two lines, Originals and Flex. Originals (soft-soled shoes for newborns to age 2+) and Flex (rubber-soled shoes for children 1-6 years) are available in EU sizes from 20 to 29. For more information, visit www.pediped.com or call 1-702-567-0311.
About the Make-A-Wish Foundation
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 65 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 185,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.