The foundation is the work of pediped footwear’s founders and co-owners Brian and Angela Edgeworth and co-owner Rudy Glocker. As the giving arm of pediped, the mission of the pediped foundation is to enhance the lives of children and provide financial support to charities and organizations that are aligned with that goal.
pediped footwear will host a fundraiser starting January 5 through February 6, 2011 to benefit the pediped foundation. During the Purchases with Purpose fundraiser, select styles available on www.pediped.com will be marked down as much as 50 percent and half of the sales from the promotion will be donated to the pediped foundation. The funds will be used to provide monetary support to organizations including Make-A-Wish Foundation and other worthy children’s charities.
The pediped foundation works with charities that are dedicated to the health, education, basic necessities and the personal fulfillment of children around the world. The management and employees of pediped will donate the resources necessary to fund the pediped foundation so that 100 percent of the funds raised will go directly to these life-changing charities.
Since the company’s inception five years ago, pediped has been committed to bettering the lives of children and has donated nearly $700,000 in monetary and product donations to children's charities. These donations include more than$445,000 to the Make-A-Wish foundation, which has helped to grant 60 wishes for children and 2,000 pairs of shoes to the children of Haiti. The establishment of the pediped foundation will help foster even more ways for pediped to enhance the lives of children.
“pediped has always been committed to supporting causes that help children,” said Angela Edgeworth, President of pediped footwear. “With the start of the pediped foundation, we can help even more organizations and make an even larger impact in the lives of children. I cannot think of a better way to start 2011 then with the creation of the pediped foundation.”
For more information on the pediped foundation, visit www.pedipedfoundation.org. For more on pediped, go to www.pediped.com .