Dallas Texas based Heelys is helping to put shoes on people and not just the people who buy their comfy skate shoes. They announced today that they are giving 232 pairs, worth about $15,000, to Buckner International. Buckner International will then provide those shoes to orphans and other vulnerable children and their families.
Heelys has been a regular donor to Buckner International, having sent them more than $100,000 worth of product over the past two years.
â€œHeelys is a proud ongoing partner with Buckner International in its mission of restoration and healing,â€ said Rick Groesch, the chief commercial officer for Heelys, Inc. â€œPutting shoes on the feet of so many in need is a simple but powerful ministry. What we are really excited about is not only the opportunity to supply the much needed shoes but also allow the kids to have fun when the wheels are in place.â€
Buckner International annually serves more than 400,000 people in more than 60 countries around the world. Established in 1879 as the Buckner Orphans Home in Dallas, Buckner International restores and heals children, families and senior adults.