Philadelphia, PA - The first day of school is weeks away, and Shoe Carnival is ready to be the number one stop on your back to school shopping list. The family footwear retailer is welcoming the season in the best way yet – by giving back to the community.
In continuation of a partnership between Shoe Carnival and Philadelphia school districts, 10 percent of total purchases at select participating locations will go back to the shopper's school of choice upon checkout. Initially launching with 71 participating schools, the program has since expanded to include 350 Philadelphia metro area schools.
"For many families, back to school shopping is one of the most exciting activities of the year," says Cliff Sifford, CEO of Shoe Carnival, "Each year, we provide students with fresh, affordable styles they need to look their best, but this year we wanted to do more. So, we launched a program in Philadelphia that provides educators with resources they need to do their best. Now, with more participating schools than ever, we can't wait to watch this program grow."
To support the donation program, shoppers can make purchases at the following Shoe Carnival locations:
- Parkside Shopping Center (2520 W. Moreland Dr., Willow Grove, PA)
- Cottman and Bustleton (2135 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA)
- Quartermaster Plaza (2210 Oregon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA)
- Shops at 69th Street (65 South 69th Street, Upper Darby, PA)
- Hamilton Commons (120 Hamilton Commons, Mays Landing, NJ)
- Court at Deptford (1500 Almonesson Rd, Suite 8, Deptford Township, NJ)
- Neshaminy Mall (120 Neshaminy Mall, Bensalem, PA)
- Eastgate Square Shopping Center (1165 Nixon Drive, Moorestown, NJ)
- Dover Towne Center (1574 N North Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE)
- Richland Crossing (203 N. West End Blvd, Quakertown, PA)
- Whitehall Mall (1935 Whitehall Mall, Whitehall, PA)
- Festival at Exton (454 West Lincoln Highway, Exton, PA)
"It's a joy to see the sense of renewal our students return with each year," says Rosemary Haenn, Director of Community Partnerships at Independence Mission Schools, "That's why we felt that this program couldn't have come at a better time. We're grateful not only for the donations our schools have received, but also for the light it sheds on our community."