Dec. 3, 2019: On Giving Tuesday, Hoka One One has announced a $30,000 donation to Back on My Feet, a nonprofit that helps combat homelessness. The grant will directly support members of the organization who are either living without a home or in addiction or treatment facilities. Through this partnership, Hoka will provide more than 500 pairs of sneakers as well as assist in shoe fittings and runs in 13 cities with Back on My Feet chapters across the country come 2020.
Dec. 2, 2019: Earth Shoes is introducing a slip-on style made in Haiti in partnership with JL Fine Shoes S.A. located in Port-au-Prince. The style, named Renmen, means love in Creole, while the word Ayiti, which means Haiti in Creole, is embroidered across the vamp. The goal of the project is to help bring jobs to the people of Haiti, with proceeds from the sale going towards reforestation efforts in the country. The shoe, which retails for $80, will be available by Christmas exclusively at EarthShoes.com.
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Dec. 1, 2019: The Council of Fashion Designers of America is donating $500,000 to eight community organizations based in New York. In partnership with the MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam Fund, grants of $70,000 each were given to the Audre Lorde Project, Brooklyn Community Pride Center, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, Gay Men’s Health Crisis and Hetrick-Martin Institute. HEAT Program at SUNY, Anti-Violence Project and Ali Forney Center each received $50,000. The organizations were chosen based on their commitment to helping queer people of color, including members of the community impacted by HIV/AIDS. “With the help of the American fashion community, the CFDA has been able to raise significant funds to fight HIV/AIDS since the inaugural 7th on Sale event with Vogue magazine in 1990,” Steven Kolb, CFDA president and CEO, said in a release. “We are so grateful for our partnership with MAC Cosmetics and their longstanding work in our shared mission.”
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