At BEARPAW, we believe that helping and caring isn’t everyone else’s responsibility, we need to do our part as well. Our employees are wonderfully involved in our communities as well as philanthropic programs that truly make a difference in the lives for those less fortunate.
A brand’s reputation is only as good as it’s people and engaging employees out in the community has been the foundation of BEARPAW’s values since day one. Employees consistently volunteer their time and efforts at many community projects and programs.
Below are a couple of the exciting non-profit organizations that we partner with:
Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, Canine Companions is the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs, and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. The result is a life full of increase and loving companionship.
BEARPAW partnered with Habitat for Humanity in June 2017 and volunteered to help work on a house for a family in need.
Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in nearly 1,400 communities across the United States and in approximately 70 countries around the world. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with people and families in need of a decent and affordable home.
BEARPAW is proud to partner with Ticket to Dream Foundation, in donating shoes for foster kids throughout North America.
For every boot purchase made on BEARPAW.com starting Thanksgiving Day, BEARPAW will match and donate a boot to a foster child in need. Customers have the opportunity to shop for comfy boots and help a worthwhile cause this holiday season.
The Ticket to Dream Foundation is dedicated to providing hope and opportunity to foster children across the nation, so they can just be kids. Hope starts with having essential items like shoes that fit, boost their self-esteem and keep their feet dry. New shoes allow foster children to run faster, jump higher and walk with confidence. Learn more about how you can help a foster child.
The Walk a Mile In Her Shoes event is a popular men's march that brings awareness to rape, sexual assault and violence against women issues around the world. During the annual event, men will march in high-heel shoes to show their support for the cause by putting themselves “in her shoes”. WEAVE and Walk A Mile In Her Shoes are known nationwide for shedding light on how everyone can be effective in putting an end to sexual assault. The money raised from support WEAVE Foundation and their 24/7 services.
K.I.D.S. brings hope and self-esteem to children in need and their families by providing new clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, books, and juvenile products donated by leading brands and retailers. The donations move through our network of community social service agencies in the U.S. and abroad to reach children who are ill, living in poverty or are the victims of natural disasters.
Soles4Souls has a simple mission: To impact as many lives as possible through the gift of shoes. Soles4Souls facilitates the donation of shoes, which are used to aid the hurting worldwide. The idea behind gifts of shoes is nothing new, they have coordinated relief efforts for the Asian Tsunami and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, netting over one million pairs donated for these disasters.
The National Odd Shoe Exchange was founded in St Louis, Missouri in 1943. The late Ruth Rubin-Feldman created the organization as a support for polio survivors. Today, N.O.S.E. is no longer a disease-specific, but assists people with a variety of different conditions and lifestyles and acts as a source for those requiring single shoes or pairs of differing sizes. They ship new, quality footwear to children, adults and seniors across the United States and Canada. The National Odd Shoe Exchange is made possible by financial donations and in-kind support.