More than 1,000 schoolgirls around the world are now the lucky owners of a pair of shoes thanks to corporatewear supplier, Incorporatewear.
The company has donated 1,300 pairs of shoes on behalf of its client Virgin Atlantic to Sal’s Shoes, a charity that helps impoverished children around the world by providing pre-loved shoes.
In just under three years, Sal’s Shoes now has more than 100,000 pairs walking again in 32 countries around the world including the UK.
The shoes from Virgin Atlantic and Incorporatewear will find their new feet among schoolgirls in need. The first of two consignments will be setting off to find their new owners before Christmas this year in Zimbabwe and the second will be delivered to Burkina Faso in January.
Ed Grigg, general manager at Incorporatewear, comments: “We are extremely pleased to be able to support such a worthy cause, which can really make a difference to children in need.”
Across the world, there are 300 million children in the world for whom walking with shoes is a rarity. This makes them extremely vulnerable to infection by parasites, such as hookworm, while injuries to the feet and ankles can lead to ulcers and other conditions that are frequently left untreated. Without shoes, many children are not permitted to attend school.