Shoes lovers are invited to help DSW determine how it should distribute $110,000 in grants to non-profits through its Shoe Lovers Care ‘Leave Your Mark’ program. It is the fifth time DSW has rolled out the philanthropic program which has benefited 31 diverse non-profit organizations to date.
The retailer is encouraging people to visit ShoesLoversCare.com and vote for their favorite non-profit. Voters can cast a vote one per day through Nov. 24, 2015. Finalists will receive $5,000 while the organization with the most votes will receive $75,000.
Local, regional and national non-profits were nominated by over 11,000 DSW associates nationwide. After reviewing the applications, the company selected: Stonewall Columbus, Inc.; Fresno Bully Rescue; Dress for Success – Quad Cities; Ruling Our Experiences (ROX); American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America; National Diaper Bank Network Inc.; and The LustGarten Foundation.
In a release, DSW Community Relations Manager Jonica Armstrong, said, “We are excited to raise awareness for eight new non-profit organizations this fall. We are thrilled to support the organizations our associations are passionate about, with the help of DSW’s 23 million plus Rewards members and our highly engaged social media. Through Leave Your Mark, DSW is raising awareness for the causes that are important to our community while providing our selected non-profit organizations a wider platform for outreach and long term support.”