Vista Metals Corp Partners with Shoes That Fit

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Vista Metals Corp donates 100 new pairs of athletic shoes to children in need. Through the Shoes That Fit program, children were chosen from three Fontana elementary schools: Tokay, Date, and Beech Ave.

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Vista Metals' shoe donation pile

We identified a need in our community and decided to take action

On September 18, 2012, Vista Metals Corp delivered 100 new pairs of athletic shoes to three Fontana elementary schools: Tokay, Date, and Beech Ave. A pair of shoes will go to a select number of children designated at each school. Vista Metals is the world’s largest independent producer of specialty aluminum products.

It was a humbling experience for Vista employees as this new partnership touched a special place in everyone’s heart. A special employee community board was created that displayed names, ages, and the shoe size of each child in need. With an overwhelming response to the program, in only three days, 79 name cards had been picked out from the board.

Vista employees once again, displayed what it means to be Highest Caliber and exhibiting the Excellence Always spirit.

“This partnership is one more example of our ongoing commitment to being good citizens,” expressed Andrew Primack, President of Vista Metals Corp. “We identified a need in our community and decided to take action and Shoes That Fit was a great organization to partner with to help children in need.”

The program consisted of a straightforward process:

  •     Each school identified the children most in need
  •     The school nurse measured the children with a kit provided by Shoes That Fit
  •     Items were donated at will by Vista Metals employees
  •     The shoes were delivered to each school by Vista Metals Corp’s Momentum Group members
  •     Children received their new pair of shoes to enjoy

The shoe drive received an overwhelming response from Vista employees; there is company-wide anticipation for the next shoe drive.

Since its inception in 1992, more than 980,000 children in need have received assistance from Shoes That Fit chapters. The mission of Shoes That Fit is to provide schoolchildren in need with new shoes. To learn more or to find out how your organization can get involved, visit http://www.shoesthatfit.org.

About Vista Metals Corp

Vista Metals Corp is the largest global independent producer of specialty aluminum products. They are located in Fontana, California and Adairsville, Georgia. Along with its cast plate offerings, Vista produces aluminum billet for the hard and soft alloy extrusion industry, cast and scalped billet for the forging industry and slab for rolling applications. More information can be found at VistaMetals.com.

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