DALLAS, Nov 21, 2008 / FW/ — In a season of giving, Crocs brought Christmas early to impoverished children in Guatemala by sending them 10,000 pairs of Crocs comfort clogs through Brother’s Brother Foundation and Children International, a Kansas City-based humanitarian organization.
The gift, valued at $100,000, will provide children and their families in Guatemala City, Guatemala, with shoes, wherein to some of them, it would be the first pair that they ever owned.
Crocs gift to the children of Guatemala is also a gift to Mother Earth. The shoe company made the Crocs comfort clogs that were sent from recycled materials, thus making it a ‘green’ Christmas.
The donation will help children lead healthier lives. It is common for poor children throughout the world to go barefoot – which often results in serious parasite and skin infections.
The old Pittsburgh-based international charity organization Brother’s Brothers Foundation has a long-standing relationship with Children International, a non-profit humanitarian organization, and has donated $3.5 million in product donations to Children International since 2005.
With the help of gifts from the general public, corporations and the U.S. government, in 2007 BBF sent product contributions totaling more than $335,603,000 (over 2,000 tons) to those in need in 62 countries, including Argentina, Benin, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Madagascar, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Peru, the Philippines, Rwanda, Serbia, Sudan and Uruguay. www.brothersbrother.org
Photos courtesy of Brother’s Brother Foundation