2008 Holiday Donation Drive Across 11 States Provides New Shoes for Needy Children

Barefoot Kids Foundation and Modell’s Sporting Goods is collecting donations in all 140 stores in 11 States starting Wednesday, November 19th through December 20th to benefit local Kids in Need.

New York, NY, November 20, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Modell’s Sporting Goods is hosting a $1.00 donation program on behalf of the Barefoot Kids Foundation and local Boys and Girl’s Clubs. Visit any Modell’s store in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia to support this important charity event.

Go to www.barefootkids.org for more information.

Barefoot Kids Foundation and local Boys & Girls Club have teamed-up to provide Footwear Shopping Cards for local Kids in Need.

This Non-Profit organization exclusively provides new footwear to Kids in Need through their National Distribution Network currently in 15 states throughout the USA. Childcare organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Salvation Army and Court Appointed Special Advocates provide the shopping cards to underprivileged Kids.

The National Center for Children in Poverty reports that 17% or 12.7 Million of our children live below the poverty level. Footwear is often not on the list after the bills, food & medical care are paid. Many of America’s Kids are in desperate need of new footwear.

Everyone can relate to the pride you get when you buy new footwear. Remember those early years when you were fitted for new shoes and sneakers, it was a great moment. You couldn’t wait to show them off. Share this thrill with a local Kid in Need.

More Kids will participate in physical activity, and be healthier when wearing proper fitting footwear. They need to feel comfortable and need to fit in with their peers. The distraction of foot pain during class may affect the Kids ability to focus on learning. Studies published in Medical Journals conclude that proper footwear can improve your health. Kids need your help.

The online Free Donation program is now available by making online purchases with participating retailers. Each purchase you make generates a donation from these retail supporters. Go to www.barefootkids.org/Supporters and buy Airline, Hotel, Car Rental, Flowers, Electronics, Office Supplies, Event Tickets, Gifts and everything that EBAYâ and Amazon.comâ offers. To make a Free Donation, just Point, Click and Buy.

Barefoot Kids Foundation has different ways for you to donate. Individuals and Corporate donors can use Credit or Debit Cards on their secure PayPalä website:
www.barefootkids.org/Donate or send a check payable to: Barefoot Kids Foundation, 7040 Avenida Encinas, Suite 104, Carlsbad, California 92011-4653.

For additional information contact Lorett Ross at (877) 580-6674 or visit www.barefootkids.org .

Barefoot Kids Foundation
Lorett Ross