Payless ShoeSource is committed to enriching the quality of life in the communities where our customers shop and our associates live.
Collectively, our organization — through the Payless ShoeSource Foundation, Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids, our cause marketing programs and our associate giving campaign — donates millions of dollars to charitable organizations. Giving back is part of our cultural DNA and supports our guiding principles of inspiring possibilities and doing what's right.
We also encourage our associates in contributing their talent and time through volunteer work to help those who need it most in our communities.
Payless ShoeSource Foundation
The Payless ShoeSource Foundation strategically invests in communities via grants to nonprofit organizations managing programs within at least one of the Foundation's focus areas. We invite you to learn more and apply for a grant to the Payless ShoeSource Foundation.
Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids
In 2008 we initiated the Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids program in response to the economic crisis, the significant need across America for children’s shoes and to reach out and give back to communities by working with hundreds of localized nonprofits across North America. The result? Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids has donated more than $6 million in shoes to children of families in need through merchandise certificates distributed via nonprofit organizations across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Latin America. Planning for Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids 2013 is underway.
Choose to Give
Each year, our amazing associates participate in our annual associate giving campaign, which we call Choose to Give. Associates from our headquarters, distribution centers, field offices and stores in the United States and Canada come together to celebrate the spirit of giving. In 2012, our associates donated $1.3 million to approximately 100 local and national non-profit agencies in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.