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Dansko Spreads Holiday Cheer to Some Medical Grads!

In the spirit of the holiday season, our friends at Dansko wanted to do something special for a few graduating students entering the medical field. So our Casual Lifestyle team reached out to Touro University Nevada, a private medical institution located here in Las Vegas, to find some much-deserving recent grads and donate some brand new Dansko scrubs and Dansko shoes as they embark on their new journey into the healthcare profession.  

Dansko and the Zappos team were able to give to 50 deserving medical students just in time for the holidays. With everything they do and have yet to do for the community, it’s great to be able to give thanks to these hard-working individuals!

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Zapponian Spotlight: Jason Z.

Jason Z. Packs for KidsJason is an extraordinary leader in the Zappos Kentucky Family on the floor, as a Lead in the Picking Department, and after hours. While volunteering for the Zappos Packs for Kids: Backpack Buddy program February 27th – March 2nd, Jason not only gave his time, he also packed 100 bags of food and wrote 100 notes for children in need. The Backpack Buddy program was started by Dare to Care in 2004 as an effort to bring nutritious food to children on the weekends, when free and reduced-priced breakfasts and lunches are not available.  This year, the Zappos Kentucky Family teamed up to pack over 2,000 bags of food and draft over 2,000 notes to the children in our area.  These will be distributed in new, sturdy backpacks.

We asked Jason a couple of questions about this project that is near and dear to his heart:

What drew you most to helping out with the Zappos Packs for Kids Backpack Buddy program?

J:   It’s for the KIDS!  How can you not?!

What brought you to Zappos?

J: The culture!

 If you won $1,000,000 to be donated to charity, what organization would you donate to and why?

J: Any charity [that assists] kids. They can’t help themselves.

What is one thing you had as a child that you still have or use today?

J:  A baseball.

What are three words you would use to describe yourself?

J: Spontaneous, Humble, Motivated.

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