That has always been – and always will be -- a core belief of Caleres. Whether it’s supporting our communities through donations and volunteerism, awarding grants to deserving organizations through our Caleres Cares charitable trust, or taking steps every day to contribute to the health of our planet, we take our commitment to social responsibility seriously.
In 1921, our founder, George Warren Brown, established a trust to provide funds to worthy charitable organizations. Ever since, giving back has been a part of our culture.
On a national level, we are a long standing major benefactor of the annual QVC Presents FFANY Shoes on Sale event, raising millions for breast cancer research. Our ongoing partnership with The Two Ten Footwear Foundation, which provides emergency financial assistance and scholarships for members of the U.S. footwear industry, is critical to our commitment not only to giving back, but to serving those who make our industry what it is. In 2018 our Associates donated more than $360,000 to the Two Ten effort.
Caleres supports the industry's Soles4Souls initiative through the donation of new and used pairs of shoes, providing over 70,000 pairs that have been distributed to various disaster relief zones and developing countries.