CHILDREN GET PAYLESS CHRISTMAS SHOES
The first thirty of these deserving children from the Charles F. Broome Special Unit received their shoes as part of an enjoyable and exciting visit to Payless ShoeSource, at Sheraton Centre. The day was complete when, after selecting their new shoes, the children were treated to lunch and a movie at the Olympus Theatres.
“We are once again delighted to welcome the children to Payless to share in the joys of this Christmas season. A new pair of shoes has for many people come to symbolize the meaning of Christmas and what better way for us to say merry Christmas to the children of Barbados than with a new pair of shoes. Variety, the Children’s Charity of Barbados have partnered with us from the inception of this program in Barbados a few years ago, and we are very proud to extend this partnership on behalf of the children of Barbados.”
Executive Director of the Variety Club, Donnah Russell said the continuing partnership with Payless and the Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids program was a mutually beneficial one.
“We are again grateful to Payless for this opportunity to bring joy to the children at this special time of the year. Our thanks to Payless not just for the new shoes, but for making it possible for us to share in this special day spending quality time with our children.”
The ‘Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids program’ is an international initiative, benefitting children throughout this region and across the globe. Through this program, the company will provide free shoes to children in need across the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Latin American and Caribbean countries this holiday season.
The Payless Gives charity partner network has included as many as 800 charities and this local grassroots approach helps the company to effectively reach children in need of shoes, as well as ensures widespread coverage across urban and rural areas.