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: Orange Bowl Committee and South Florida Schools collect over 1,300 pair of shoes for local children

The Orange Bowl Committee, a non-profit sports organization that serves South Florida, in partnership with TD Bank, worked with local schools to collect over 1,300 pair of shoes. Their Kicks for Kids program, (not to be confused with the Kicks 4 Kids. Foundation) has been around since 2011 and is “a program designed to provide South Florida’s underserved youth the opportunity to participate in a reap the rewards of sports and exercise by receiving a pair of good athletic shoes.” Schools in The Miami-Dade and Broward County area collect shoes…

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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: 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: 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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Miami Dadeland Pinecrest Rotary Club Collecting Kicks at 2018 Fitbit Miami Marathon Expo

The Miami Dadeland Pinecrest Rotary Club is looking to use kicks to make a difference in the lives of some derserving schoolchildren and the community as a whole. They will be collecting sneakers ( they do not have to be new) at the 2018 FitBit Miami Marathon on January 26 and 27. You can also bring them to their tent location near the finish line on Sunday January 28. Participants in the race can also donate their shoes at the finish line as well. Donating three or more pairs will…

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