WAKEFIELD â€“ Feet First of Wakefield once again partnered with Dansko Footwear to raise nearly $6,000 for hungry Rhode Islanders.
For the third year in a row, Feet First and Dansko donated a portion from the sale of each pair of Dansko shoes to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. This year they raised $5,940 during the holiday season, which will be matched by the Food Bank's â€śEnd Hunger Challenge Fundâ€ť to contribute even further to the community.
â€śWe are pleased in having the opportunity to help the Food Bank and their work to alleviate hunger across our state,â€ť Gerald Richmond, owner of Feet First said. â€śWith support from Dansko Footwear, we were able to increase the amount of our donation to the Food Bank. And, thanks to the matching opportunity, this year's campaign generated nearly $12,000 to help families in need. Our customers are the true driving force behind the gift, and we thank them for supporting our efforts.â€ť
Richmond decided to raise money for the Food Bank three years and enlisted the help of Dansko.
â€śI've been supporting the Food Bank for years even before involving the business. Three years ago I thought it'd be great to give customers a chance to be a part of it,â€ť Gerald Richmond, owner of Feet First said.
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