Colorado company will donate badly needed shoes
during Santa’s Elves event on December 13
DENVER – Crocs, Inc. will help more than one thousand needy children in Denver find their merry and bright this December by letting them choose a free pair of water-proof boots, fur-lined clogs or durable sneakers to keep their feet warm and dry. The huge give-away will happen on December 13, 2014 at the Rude Recreation Center, during the five-year anniversary of the Santa’s Elves – Kids Giving to Kids event.
The world leader in innovative casual footwear will donate Crocs to children residing in Denver’s housing projects, where 85% of the residents live below the poverty line.
“Every year, most of these children don’t ask for iPods or video games or toys for Christmas. They ask for shoes,” Deborah Sherman, President of the nonprofit Santa’s Elves – Kids Giving to Kids said. “Crocs will keep their little feet warm, let them run and play and go to school in style. We are thankful for Crocs’ amazing generosity. The people at Crocs have huge hearts to fill this urgent need.”
Crocs, Inc. became involved with Santa’s Elves after learning that children, not adults, make up most of the population in the state’s poorest neighborhood. Those children continually ask for footwear during the holidays.
Crocs employees will help each child pick out their own pair of shoes during the giving event. That’s 1,000 shoes for 1,000 smiles. The Denver Housing Authority has identified the children as among the most underprivileged in the state.
The nonprofit Santa’s Elves encourages families across Colorado to experience giving first-hand by “adopting” impoverished children and giving them gifts, face-to-face during an annual event. The goal is to inspire lifelong giving among children.
“Every year we’ve been involved, my kids grow in their understanding of what it means to give back. It is starting the ripple effect of generosity in their lives,” said Jennifer Ramirez, mother of two and SE co-founder.
In 2013, the charity matched families to help more than 1,200 children in Sun Valley.
Want to be an elf? Go to http://www.SantasElvesDenver.org. You must register by December 5, 2014.
About Crocs and Santa’s Elves:
Crocs and Santa’s Elves teamed up in 2014 to meet the needs of children in Sun Valley, Denver, after noticing most children in the area asked for new shoes during the holidays.
MEDIA CONTACT: Stella Castro – Santa’s Elves (720) 515-5692, Stella_Castro@hotmail.com