Giving Back

In the giving spirit this summer, Benjamin Lovell Shoes, a retailer with six locations in the Delaware Valley and Baltimore, presented over 100 children with a brand-new pair of Crocs, through the Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) organization. A team of volunteers fit each child with a fresh pair at a North Philadelphia recreation center and playground, outfitting the kids to run and play in the park’s water features.
 

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In the giving spirit this summer, Benjamin Lovell Shoes, a retailer with six locations in the Delaware Valley and Baltimore, presented over 100 children with a brand-new pair of Crocs, through the Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) organization. A team of volunteers fit each child with a fresh pair at a North Philadelphia recreation center and playground, outfitting the kids to run and play in the park’s water features.
 
“We were ready to move a shipment of kids’ Crocs from our distribution center to our stores, and we got the idea to move [them] to the feet of kids who could really use them,” says John Holden, COO of Benjamin Lovell Shoes, noting PCCY and the city’s recreation department helped facilitate the giveaway. Louise Pangborn, development director for PCCY, notes working with both the city and a local business made for a great event. And, “The kids just loved the Crocs,” reports Eileen Sheridan, district manager for the Philadelphia Recreation Department.
 
Benjamin Lovell Shoes is a regular contributor to charities, including the retailer’s own Food For Shoes program, Naot’s donation program, and work with footwear industry charity Soles4Souls.

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