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The LeSportsac Hope Rose Collection

LeSportsac supports the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund with an adorable new special release print called Hope Rose. They’ve partnered with the largest private nonprofit in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to funding ovarian cancer research. With your purchase, you are helping LeSportsac in the ongoing fight to find a cure.

Check out the LeSportsac Hope Rose Collection below:

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1. LeSportsac Medium Travel Tote

2. LeSportsac Kasey Crossbody

3. LeSportsac Everygirl Tote

4. LeSportsac Deluxe Shoulder Satchel

5. LeSportsac "Hope" Cosmetic Bag

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Two Ten and Zappos Team Up!

Two Ten Footwear Foundation has supported the footwear industry and their families for over 70 years by providing financial relief, social services, scholarships and so much more. To support Two Ten, we are launching Zappos 4-210, a fundraiser to help their relief efforts. Almost 100 of our brands are participating and have pledged to donate to Two Ten. Some brands are making a flat donation, while others will donate $1 per item from all or a portion of their sales on Zappos.com during the month of August.

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About Two Ten:

Two Ten Footwear Foundation began as a community of footwear people helping each other at 210 Lincoln Street in Boston, MA.  Now, nearly 75 years later, Two Ten continues its mission to provide services and programs to shoe people in need.  The Foundation is funded solely by companies and individuals within the footwear industry. Two Ten is one of a kind -- in any industry.

Relief Services

  • In 2012, Two Ten fielded more than 1800 calls for help;
  • Last year, $1.74 million was given in financial assistance to more than 1,400 footwear families;
  • Staff responds to calls for help within 48 hours, often as soon as within 24 hours;
  • Financial assistance is provided for housing, utilities, car repairs and medical assistance during times of crisis
  • Counseling services and community resource referrals are also provided.

Scholarships

  • Started in 1969, over $18 million in higher education scholarships has been awarded to about 7,000 students;
  • Footwear Design Scholarships are awarded to those students studying footwear design.

Two Ten fosters community building and volunteerism within the industry, such as:

  • Women In Footwear Industry (WIFI) – With the mission to inspire, support, mentor and educate women in footwear, Two Ten WIFI looks to advance emerging and established women leaders;
  • Young Professionals for 210 (YP210) – Offers social networking opportunities and events to engage the next generation of footwear professionals;
  • #footwearcares – an entire month of community service activities for the footwear industry designed to provide positive impact through neighborhoods and communities across the country.
  • HR Leadership Committee – Two Ten creates networking for Human Resources Professionals that work to strengthen the footwear community.
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Community Day with Boys Town Nevada and the UFC

Community Day with Boys Town Nevada and the UFC

On July 3, Zappos joined Boys Town Nevada and the UFC for the community day that kicked off the UFC’s International Fight Week—an annual event that included a two-day fan expo and culminated in UFC 162. Volunteers helped 100 at-risk boys and girls select a new pair of Nike, Converse, adidas, Vans, DC, or Stride Rite shoes from Zappos.com.

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Once their shoes were chosen, the kids and their families enjoyed a provided lunch at the recently opened The Learning Village in downtown Las Vegas. There was even a Sno Cone truck on hand to provide some relief from 115-degree heat!

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UFC fighters Phil Davis, Luke Rockhold, Forrest Griffin, Benson Henderson, Carlos Condit, Urijah Faber, Joseph Benavidez and Daniel Cormier were on hand to answer questions, take pictures and sign autographs.

Despite going a few rounds with the heat, it’s safe to say this bout resulted in a huge win for the kids!

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The Boston Love Tee from Life is Good

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Life is Good®, the Boston-based lifestyle brand dedicated to spreading the word about optimism, released the limited-edition Boston Love Tee to honor the people lost, injured and impacted by the tragic events that surrounded the Boston Marathon.

We’re filled with gratitude for the courageous acts of goodness shown on the part of thousands of others,” said Bert Jacobs, chief executive optimist of Life is good. “Our hearts go out to all of the victims and those impacted by the unprecedented events that occurred.”

The t-shirt (in both men’s and women’s sizes) will only be available for a limited time. 100% of the profits from the Boston Love Tee will go to The One Fund. Get yours today to show your support and to show everyone we are “Boston Strong”.

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Freewaters: Footwear with a Purpose

What’s better than a great pair of everyday shoes? A great pair of shoes that has a higher purpose. If you love brands that are built on around the idea of the greater good and helping humanity, then you have to check out Freewaters!

Freewaters is contributing 1% of GROSS sales (some companies only give 1% of profits or net sales; which is much less), to digging wells in areas of need. To put things in perspective, just one well can provide 400 people clean drinking water for as long as 8-10 years! That's a cause worth getting behind!

Check out their fun and wearable collection of shoes featuring their crazy-comfy Super Pillow Insole™. There are tons of fun new prints, colors and styles to keep you feeling good and doing good all summer long!

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Girls': 1. Freewaters Travel Bug Prints, 2. Freewaters Harlee, 3. Freewaters Sailor

Guys': 4. Freewaters Velo, 5. Freewaters Escape Artist Print, 6. Freewaters Mojave

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New Brand Spotlight: CHOOZE

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The socially-conscious business invests profits in anti-poverty programs that provide training, support, and loans to women in poverty so they can start their own businesses.

When you CHOOZE to wear two different shoes, you are making the choice to stand out, to change your perspective, and to be open to new ideas. CHOOZE shoes won't change the world. The people who wear them will.

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BOBS from Skechers Gives Holiday Cheer to Local Las Vegas Kids

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What better way to spread holiday cheer to some underprivileged kids than with a brand new pair of Skechers? How about visiting them at school and letting them decorate their own pair of BOBS from Skechers shoes?

That’s exactly what 12 Zapponians did with the help of our friends at Skechers. The volunteers (some were even on their days off) visited some kids in Cynthia Cunningham Elementary School here in Las Vegas to brighten up their holiday season with some cool shoes! The kiddos also got some snacks right before they flexed their creative muscles by decorating their new pair of Skechers.

What a great way to show some holiday spirit—putting smiles on kids’ faces!

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Naot and Zappos Give Back

One of the great advantages to working with Naot Footwear and their United States distributor, Yaleet Inc., is getting involved with their charitable donations. Every year they partner with their dealers like Zappos.com to give away free shoes. Yes, FREE shoes! Thousands and thousands of free shoes and sandals every year are given to those in need. 

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Many of these donations take place at homeless shelters across the country. This year (Zappos' 3rd consecutive year), we chose to partner with Shade Tree of Las Vegas, a shelter dedicated to helping women that in some cases are escaping domestic abuse or just need help getting a fresh start.  Oftentimes, these women are leaving their living situation with just the clothes are on their back and the shoes on their feet.  This simple gesture is kind of like giving a hug through a new pair of shoes. 

Zappos.com and the folks at Yaleet Inc. see these donation events as some of the most important and meaningful things that a business can do because of the joy that it brings to those in need.

Check out one of our footwear buyers, Cameron, and Mark, a sales rep for Naot footwear as they load up the Zappos shuttle with this year's batch of donations to Shade Tree: