Union & Fifth Partners with Two Ten Footwear Foundation as Latest Charity Beneficiary

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The leading nonprofit apparel resale website weaves together fashion and philanthropy in support of Women in the Footwear Industry (WIFI)

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Leading nonprofit designer apparel resale website Union & Fifth, which Redbook called “the best reason to clean your closet,” today announced Two Ten Footwear Foundation as a new charity beneficiary. With a mission encouraging customers to “Shop for Good,” Union & Fifth weaves fashion with philanthropy in allowing donors and shoppers to help worthy nonprofits, from national charities to local/regional organizations and schools.

Set to go live on the Union & Fifth site on October 21st, the newest addition to the site is a shop by Two Ten Footwear Foundation. Two Ten is the charitable nonprofit founded in 1939 that supports the domestic footwear industry. Two Ten brings shoepeople together to help each other during crisis, support each other as a community and ensure a bright future for our industry’s workforce. The Union and Fifth shop specifically supports Two Ten’s Women in Footwear Industry (WIFI), the preeminent women’s organization of the footwear industry.

Founded in 2008, the goal of Two Ten’s WIFI program is to support, mentor and educate women in the footwear industry and support Two Ten Footwear Foundation. Led by co-chairs Carol Baiocchi, VP-DMM, Kohl’s Department Store and Libby Edelman, Senior Vice President, Sam Edelman, WIFI is comprised of eight chapters located in major metropolitan areas across the country.

About Union & Fifth
Union & Fifth, a fundraising platform that allows donors to help non-profits of their choosing, has woven fashion with philanthropy as the first-and-only non-profit designer resale site. Its mission to offer affordable haute couture with a heart is captured in its slogan “Shop for Good,” with 75% of each sale price given to the charity selected by each donor. Beneficiaries include Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Global Green USA, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation-LA, Little Kids Rock, Race to Erase MS, Heroes for Children, Muttville Senior Dog Rescue and Year Up, and such academic institutions as University of Massachusetts Boston and University of San Francisco. For charities, donors and shoppers alike, it’s more than a fashionable idea. Visit the site at http://www.unionandfifth.com.

About Two Ten Footwear Foundation
Two Ten Footwear Foundation is the national charitable foundation of the footwear industry. We bring shoepeople together in times of crisis to support each other and build a sense of community that ensures a bright future for our industry’s workforce. We provide emergency financial assistance, scholarships, counseling services and community building programs that changes the lives of shoepeople in the United States. Visit http://www.twoten.org for more information.

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