Henderson, NV (January 2011) — pediped®, one of the leading children’s footwear brands, has always had the mission of giving back to children in need. pediped will take this goal to a new level this new year with the launch of the pediped foundation™.
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.
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 over $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™.”
pediped® footwear will host a fundraiser starting January 5 through February 6 to benefit the pediped foundation™. During the Purchases with Purpose fundraiser, select styles available on 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.
For more information on the pediped foundation™, visit www.pedipedfoundation.org
pediped® footwear was founded in 2004 by Angela and Brian Edgeworth in their quest for the perfect soft-soled shoe for their first daughter. Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort and distinctive styling have made the award winning company the fastest-growing children’s footwear brand in the United States. pediped® footwear has been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for the promotion of healthy foot development, and the pediped® footwear system has recently been endorsed by researchers associated with Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston.
pediped® footwear is sold in over 3000 stores in the United States and 40 countries worldwide with an offering of more than 120 designs for boys and girls between their three lines, Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex®. Originals® (soft-soled shoes for newborns to age 2), Grip ‘n’ Go™ (thin rubber-soled shoes for children ages 9 months to 3 years) and Flex® (rubber-soled shoes for children 1 to 6 years) are available in EU sizes ranging from 17 to 31. For more information, visit www.pediped.comhttp://www.pediped.com/