Stride Rite gives K.I.D.S. some new shoes

LEXINGTON, Mass. — The Stride Rite Children's Group announced it will donate a new pair of shoes to Kids in Distressed Situations for each ticket purchased during K.I.D.S. Day in New York, a celebratory event taking place on June 5.

Stride Rite also announced that its president, Sharon John, has been appointed to the K.I.D.S. board of directors as a member of its marketing committee.

Since 2006, Stride Rite has provided more than $3 million in new shoes to over 280 nonprofit agencies in the K.I.D.S. network. 

"We're thrilled to celebrate five years of partnership with K.I.D.S. and to reinforce our commitment to the important work of providing new shoes and other basic necessities to children and families in need in communities around the world," said John. "I am honored to join the board and look forward to working closely with fellow board members to help K.I.D.S. foster new opportunities and partnerships."