In a community collaborative with adidas, the Sneaker Suite and Shoe City team up to bring the 6th annual Kicks for Kids Charity Shoe Drive & Concert. This year the program supports the youth of Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Safe Shores DC Children’s Advocacy Center via #SantaCause, House of Ruth, Bea Gaddy Women’s & Children’s Shelter and the Jr. Board of Administration nonprofit organizations who all will receive some holiday cheer in the form of new sneakers for Christmas. Your donation will help purchase needed footwear for underprivileged and homeless youth in the DC Metropolitan area as well as Greater Baltimore. Shoes will be delivered to our charity groups a week before Christmas Holiday.
If you would like to donate and attend the Kicks for Kids Concert featuring Soul Garage Band Black Alley Band, along with Freeway (Roc-a-Fella), Black Cobain (BOA) & more, visit the Howard Theatre Box Office. If you woud like to support prior to the concert, you can donate at our In-Store Meet & Greet events with Freeway, Black Cobain & young bike star Chino (MMG) on Saturday, December 14th at the Mondawmin Mall Shoe City in Baltimore, MD or Sunday, December 15th at the Mall at Prince Georges Shoe City located just outside Washington DC.
About Kicks for Kids: In 2006, Sneaker Suite owner Ian Callender wanted to give back to his community in a non-traditional format within the sneaker culture. Comparable to a food drive or a coat drive, the Kicks for Kids Charity Shoe Drive provides new or gently used sneakers to nonprofits supporting homeless or underprivileged youth around the Washington Metropolitan and Greater Baltimore areas. Seven years later, the Kicks for Kids program has collected well over 1000 pairs of sneakers and raised money to purchase new sneakers for kids in need at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, Children’s National Medical Center, Sasha Bruce Youth Work and many more.
Kicks for Kids Charity Shoe Drive – History:
2009: http://thesneakersuite.com/kicksforkidsv3.htm (Wale, Steve Francis, Raheem Devaughn, Chef “Rock” Harper
2010: http://thesneakersuite.com/kicksforkidsv4.htm (Mya, Tabi Bonney)