Shoe Carnival Inspires Back to School Spirit With Addition of 350 Schools to Philadelphia Donation Program
The first day of school is weeks away, and Shoe Carnival is ready to be the number one stop on your back to school shopping list. The family footwear retailer is welcoming the season in the best way yet – by giving back to the community.
In continuation of a partnership between Shoe Carnival and Philadelphia school districts, 10 percent of total purchases at select participating locations will go back to the shopper’s school of choice upon checkout. Initially launching with 71 participating schools, the program has since expanded to include 350 Philadelphia metro area schools.
“For many families, back to school shopping is one of the most exciting activities of the year,” says Cliff Sifford, CEO of Shoe Carnival, “Each year, we provide students with fresh, affordable styles they need to look their best, but this year we wanted to do more. So, we launched a program in Philadelphia that provides educators with resources they need to do their best. Now, with more participating schools than ever, we can’t wait to watch this program grow.”
“It’s a joy to see the sense of renewal our students return with each year,” says Rosemary Haenn, Director of Community Partnerships at Independence Mission Schools, “That’s why we felt that this program couldn’t have come at a better time. We’re grateful not only for the donations our schools have received, but also for the light it sheds on our community.”
For a complete list of participating schools, visit www.shoecarnival.com/philly-giveback.html.