Making Kicks Count: Cardi B hands out sneakers at Brooklyn housing complex

Last month rapper Cardi B gave out hundreds of jackets and sneakers at a Brooklyn housing project. She had this to say about the drive at the Marlboro Houses to CBS News: We have to set an example for the kids. Sometimes people think that we just do the messed up things but we really… care for the kids and our community and everything. The entertainer was gifted a symbolic key to the Marlboro Houses for her efforts.

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Making A Difference: Sneaker Stock Market Organizers Collect Shoes for the Homeless

Last month sneaker enthusiasts from the Bay Area and surrounding locales come together not only for the usual buying, selling and trading but also to help the less fortunate.   Organizer DJ Kay Rich had this to say of the philanthropic aspect of the sneaker event: So people who have gently worn sneakers that they are trying to get rid of we collect those as well and take them to the Poverello House and give them to communities.  

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Making Kicks Count: Upstart sneaker brand looks to make impact in local community

Davi is new sneaker brand founded by former Nike director Gabriel Williams that seeks to make a difference in its community. I really feel like business should play a key role in supporting the communities that support it. At davi, we always say it, like me and the team, we’re just more than a sneaker company. We really want to build a brand that encourages and empowers people. Williams said in starting this company, he wanted to sell a sneaker that would help the local arts, music, and sports programs.…

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Making A Difference: Vic Mensa and his organization giving away 13,000 pairs of shoes in response to bait truck fiasco

As news of the CPD’s and Norfolk Southern’s underhanded attempt to use a bait truck sting to put more people in the system, made the national rounds, Chicago native and rapper decided to do something in response. Mensa and his organisation , the SaveMoneySaveLife Foundation, have collected over 13,000 pair of shoes. These shoes will be given away free to attendees at the West Englewood Community Center, which sits on the same block the infamous bait truck was placed. View this post on Instagram SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY! #vicmensa #savemoneysavelife #savemoney…

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Making A Difference: Vans Donates more than 2,500 sneakers to CA fire victims

The deadly Carr fire has been ablaze since July 23. In that time it has destroyed more than 214,000 acres and claimed over 1,000 homes. Although it is 71% contained, Cal Fire says there are still approximately 3,800 firefighters working to contain it. In light of this tragic event, Vans has stepped in to offer some help to victims. Wednesday a truck pulled up to Vans’. Anderson California outlet that was driven by Steve Van Doren,Vice President and son of the brand’s co-founder. The truck contained 2,500 pairs of shoes…

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Making A Difference: Damian Lillard interview with Lamar Hurd

Check out this interview Portland Trail Blazers TV analyst Lamar Hurd did with Damian Lillard regarding his work with children and the Portland community. “I wanna have my impact on it & really put my hands on the kids & interact with them & really help them improve.” @dame_lillard sits down with @L_Hurd to talk about his work with kids & the Portland community. FULL INTERVIEW: https://t.co/AzTebT6ib5pic.twitter.com/l7fJIiggo2 — Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) July 26, 2018 https://www.nba.com/blazers/video/2018/07/26/lillard

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Tuskegee football player Jabari Bailey has career tragically ended

Jabari Bailey was set to head to Tuskegee this summer for camp and begin to actualize his dream of playing college football. Sadly that dream was ended when Bailey was helping a friend who car had malfunctioned, leaving him stranded on the side of the road. A car struck Bailey, pinning him between the two vehicles and severing his leg. The entire university is heartbroken for Jabari, his family and for all of us who know him. There are no words to describe how it felt to hear this terrible news.…

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Making A Difference: Spurs Rook Lonnie Walker IV donates 300 pairs of shoes to hometown basketball league

With our ongoing series, Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers, we have the unfortunate tasks of bringing to you the depravity that sneakers can cause. This is a sneaker-related story that should bring a smile to your face. According to the Reading Eagle’s Mike Drago, San Antonio Spurs rookie Lonnie Walker, along with Adidas exec Eric Wise, helped deliver 300 pairs of shoes to the Blacktop Basketball League in Redding, Pennsylvania. “Lonnie has been nothing but genuine in being a role model and carrying himself the right way,” Blacktop board…

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Damian Lillard delivers free shoes to Portland kids

Monday, in a post on his Instagram Portland Trail Blazers star guard Damian Lillard teased that he would be “giving away like 50 pairs of size 12/12.5 shoes.” True to the post, Lillard showed up at a Portland, Oregon park in a U-haul truck he drove himself,ready to give away free pairs of Adidas kicks. NASCAR writer Jeff Gluck reports that Lillard also signed autographs for those in attendance. Craziness at a city park in Portland! NBA All-Star @Dame_Lillard posted on social media he was en route to give free…

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