“The Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Family Picnic is truly one of our favorite days of the year. Seeing the smiles on the littles’ faces when they get new sneakers is one of the most rewarding moments,” said Phil Meynard, President of Planet, Inc.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 16, 2015
Two years running, lifestyle retailer PlanetShoes and renowned sneaker brand New Balance have partnered to donate over 300 pairs of sneakers (a $19,000 value) to the “littles” of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay during their annual summer family picnic. This year, BBBSMB recognized the two companies for their unique, dedicated service through an awards ceremony at the Boston College Club in downtown Boston.
As stated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, the goal of the breakfast was “celebrating the spirit of volunteerism and recognizing our remarkable partners who help build stronger, more vibrant communities by brightening the lives of our children in the Massachusetts Bay area.” PlanetShoes was honored with a generous celebratory trophy.
“The Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Family Picnic is truly one of our favorite days of the year. Seeing the smiles on the littles’ faces when they get new sneakers is one of the most rewarding moments we experience throughout the summer,” said Phil Meynard, President of Planet, Inc. “We feel an immense honor to be able to attend the picnic and look so forward to doing another donation in 2015.”
PlanetShoes.com is a lifestyle retailer committed to carrying a large assortment of distinctive, hard-to-find shoes, boots, bags and accessories that blend style, comfort and value. Going beyond the traditional shopping experience to help visitors explore and discover brands that matter, PlanetShoes translates the experience of boutique shopping to the online realm. From vegan to eco, trends to health and wellness, Made in Europe to Made in the USA, PlanetShoes has wide selection of products from over 200 brands for each and every lifestyle. For more information, please visit http://www.planetshoes.com.
About New Balance
New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. New Balance is currently the only athletic shoe company that manufactures footwear in the U.S. with 25% of our U.S. footwear shipments produced at five New England facilities. The company also operates a manufacturing facility in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 4,000 associates around the globe, and in 2012 reported worldwide sales of $2.39 billion. To learn more about how New Balance Makes Excellent Happen, please visit http://www.newbalance.com.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is a fresh, innovative, energetic organization that is making a real difference in the lives of more than 2,000 youth by providing them with an invested, caring adult mentor. With research and proven outcomes at its core, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is working to ensure every child has the support from caring adults that they need for healthy development and success in life. The organization’s vision is to inspire, engage and transform communities in Massachusetts Bay by helping youth achieve their full potential, contributing to healthier families, better schools, brighter futures and stronger communities. For more information about this worthwhile cause and its important mission, visit http://www.bbbsmb.org.