Fashion-forward footwear company, Pediped, prides itself
on its mission of giving back to children in need, and in 2011, has
taken this goal to a new level with the launch of the Pediped
Established by the company's founders and co-owners, Brian
and Angela Edgeworth and co-owner Rudy Glocker, the foundation
plans to enhance the lives of children while providing
financial support directly to charities and organizations -
especially those dedicated to health, education, basic necessities
and personal fulfillment - that are aligned with that
Since the company's inception five years ago, Pediped has
donated nearly $700,000 in monetary and product donations to
children's charities. These donations include more than
$445,000 to the Make-A-Wish foundation, which has
helped to grant 60 wishes for children, and 2,000 pairs of shoes to
the children of Haiti.
A Purchases with Purpose fundraiser will be hosted on
pediped.com starting Jan. 5-Feb. 6 to benefit the
foundation. During the fundraiser, select styles will
be marked down as much as 50%, and half of the sales from the
promotion will be donated to the
For more information on the Pediped
Foundation, visit www.pedipedfoundation.org.
Maria Pilar Clark is a mom times two and Windy City-based writer.
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