LIDS’ Seventh Annual Cold Feet, Warm Shoes & Hats event in Indianapolis, Indiana, was a huge success thanks to the 100 LIDS/Genesco Inc. corporate volunteers in attendance. On Tuesday, December 6, nearly 300 children from Francis W. Parker Elementary School, IPS #56, were provided with a new pair of shoes, a new knit hat, a Converse t-shirt, and a pair of Crocs as LIDS’ volunteers set up a mock shoe and hat store in the school’s gym.
In addition, the children were greated by Colts Linebacker Gary Brackett. “I look forward to partnering with LIDS again this year for their ‘Cold Feet, Warm Shoes and Hats’ event. The event is always one of my favorites,” said Brackett. “When you leave, there is always a smile on every kid’s face and that moment is PRICELESS!” Brackett was also joined by his fellow teammates, Pat Angerer, Kavell Conner, and Scott Lutrus.
Through its Cold Feet, Warm Shoes & Hats program, LIDS and its parent company, Genesco Inc., are able to annually provide disadvantaged children in Indianapolis, the site of LIDS’ headquarters, with the power of choice, the same respect and service that they would receive at any of Genesco’s 2,300 retail stores, and the practical solution of properly fitting footwear and warm hats. Each year, the Company works with the United Way of Central Indiana and the Indianapolis Colts to host this signature event at a different Indianapolis Public School location in need.
NOTE: This year’s Cold Feet, Warm Shoes & Hats event was made possible in part by the generosity of the following Genesco vendors: Crocs, DC Shoes, Puma, Sock and Accessory brands, Concept One, Top of the World, Levi’s, Uni Hosiery, Bioworld and Huffman.