By: Sarah Evans
Just ahead of Listerhill’s new Athens branch opening, the Listerhill Foundation is excited to announce that Athens Elementary iAcademy will be the destination for its first Shoe Drop in 2022. The event will see every student receive a pair of new, brand-named athletic shoes and 5 pairs of Bombas socks through Listerhill’s Kicks for Kids program.
Delighted iAcademy School Principal, Amanda Tedford, commented on the impact of the program to her students. “This will have such a positive effect on student’s confidence at school. We are overwhelmed at the generosity of Listerhill and are so excited for our students to receive a brand new pair of shoes and set of socks!” Brad Green, Listerhill’s President and CEO explained, “When a child has a pair of shoes that fit they have increased self-esteem, have higher levels of classroom engagement and are more likely to participate in physical activity. We want these children to succeed and giving them a pair of shoes is one way that we can help them do this.” The February event, is in partnership with California based Shoes That Fit who, since their founding in 1992, have provided over 2 million pairs of shoes to children across the US.
Foundation Chair, Sarah Evans, highlighted the importance of community partnerships for the programs continued success. “We cannot do this alone. Our corporate sponsors and individual donors enable this program to happen and for them we are so thankful. When we all work together we can have a real impact in meaningful ways.” Donations can be made at www.Listerhill.com/foundation. To find out more about corporate support please contact Sarah Evans at sevans@Listerhill.com.
About Listerhill Foundation
The purpose of the Listerhill Foundation is charitable which includes improving the lives of adults, youth and children in the northwestern region of Alabama. It seeks to do so by providing financial support for local schools, tangible and intangible support for underprivileged youth, and helping adults, youth and children improve financial health and overcome the consequences of poverty. Listerhill Foundation is an Alabama nonprofit corporation with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
By: Sarah Evans