MIAMI—World Emblem CEO Randy Carr donates $5,000 to Samaritan’s Feet, an international nonprofit organization that provides shoes for children. The foundation aims to build a path for educational and economic opportunities through clean, functional footwear.
“Samaritan’s Feet represents something so much bigger than us, so it was a no brainer to donate,” says Carr. “I cannot imagine children not being able to get an education because they do not own a pair of shoes.”
Carr adds that the company’s involvement falls under World Emblem’s core value known as “Keeping Smart.”
Samaritan’s Feet says the act of providing clean footwear for children in developing countries helps combat common issues like infection and injury which can lead to more serious ailments. The footwear also aids in keeping children from dangerous and exploitative labor since often children without footwear aren’t allowed into schools and forced into other conditions, the foundation explains.
World Emblem says its donation is also bolstered by a contribution from performance software developer Rhythm Systems. Combined, the companies’ donation totals $10,000, which provides roughly 500 pairs of shoes for the organization.
“I’ve supported Samaritan’s Feet for 10 years now because the work they do and the donations that are made directly impact children’s lives around the world,” states Patrick Thean, CEO of Rhythm Systems. “Many people don’t realize that a pair of shoes can be the difference between life and death. I’m touched that Randy has joined me on my quest to create a world with zero shoeless children and save lives.”
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