I received this press release today from Julie at See Kai Run. What an amazing company... read on!
See Kai Run® Customers Generate Donation of 9,700 Pairs of Shoes through November/December 2008 “Share A Pair” Matching Event
Seattle, WA (January 2009) During this season of giving, See Kai Run, popular manufacturer of the perfect first shoe for new walkers, is making sure that for every pair of shoes sold during November and December 2008 at its retail Web site (www.seekairun.com), a pair also goes to a child in need. As a result of the matching event which ended December 31, 2008, See Kai Run, has donated over 9,700 pairs of shoes to Soles4Souls.
Soles4Souls is an international charity dedicated to providing footwear to disadvantaged people around the world. With this donation, See Kai Run will have shared a total of nearly 34,000 pairs of shoes to children who need them the most. “Share A Pair” is part of See Kai Run’s overall charitable giving campaign, which focuses on international, national, and local charities for children.
"Although 2009 will be a difficult year for many of us, we can be grateful that we are able to purchase a comfortable pair of shoes for our own children,” says founder Cause Haun. “We are so happy that through their purchases at seekairun.com, parents across North America were also able to provide a pair of shoes to a deserving child in another part of the world. As always, Soles4Souls makes it incredibly easy to help and we are grateful for that."
About See Kai Run
See Kai Run and Smaller promote healthy development of babies' and children's feet with their ultra-flexible soles, soft leather and wide toe box. Our footwear meets the American Podiatric Medical Association's rigorous standards for foot health and functionality and has been awarded the APMA's prestigious Seal of Acceptance. Retail price starts at $32.
See Kai Run is a family-owned and operated business located outside of Seattle, Washington. The idea was born when owner Cause Haun was on a quest for the perfect first pair of shoes for her son, Kai. Unable to find shoes in fun styles that still promoted the healthy development of little feet, Cause and her husband created their own line of shoes that satisfied all of these needs. In just four years, See Kai Run has seen sales expand from a few boutiques, mostly in the Seattle area, to stores all around the country and worldwide. Please visit www.seekairun.com for additional information.
Soles4Souls facilitates the donation of shoes, which are used to aid the hurting worldwide. Everyone from shoe companies to retailers and individuals can donate footwear (both new and used). The Soles4Souls team has used the gift of shoes in the relief efforts for the Asian Tsunami and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. More than 900,000 pairs were collected for these disasters. For more information, visit www.giveshoes.org.