Shuzz Announces Details of Annual Back 2 School Program, Art Competition & Shoe Drive
West Palm Beach, FL – July 1, 2016 – The Shuzz Fund, a non-profit organization that provides shoes to children in poverty-stricken areas, announced details of its 2016 Back 2 School Shoe Drive. Each summer, Shuzz hosts its two week campaign that seeks to increase awareness and raise money to purchase new sneakers and athletic cleats for children in South Florida. Shuzz works in partnership with several organizations to identify children in need and coordinate distribution efforts. This year is particularly special as the program was kicked off with an art contest.
The organization ran an online contest where Benji Stanton, an art teacher in Compton, had his students submit work and the Shuzz community voted. We have named Gael Cruz the winner for his spectacular piece that received the most votes. Each piece of art featured shoes, and Cruz’s work will be featured in our Back 2 School campaigns and advertisements. Each student that participated will be given a new pair of shoes, and Cruz won the ultimate prize – a brand new pair of Adidas Superstar sneakers!
The program each year asks for people to give a small $5 donation. Each contributor will put a new pair of school shoes on the feet of a child who needs them and will not receive them otherwise. Shuzz has set a goal to raise $10,000 by the end of July.
In addition to online fundraising, Tanzy Restaurant in Boca Raton is hosting the Annual Shuzz Back 2 School Kickoff. The event will take place Monday, July 18 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Through ticket sales alone, the fundraiser will provide more than 1,000 pairs of new shoes to children locally. Each guest will enjoy complimentary cocktails and passed appetizers. Purchase your tickets here: https://squareup.com/store/shuzz.
The program supports Florida counties Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach, and also the Greater Los Angeles area in California. If you would like to donate to these efforts, please make a donation here: http://shuzzfund.com/cause/. If you are interested in receiving a shoe donation, please submit your request via this form by July 20, 2016: http://shuzzfund.com/contact-us/.
About Shuzz Fund:
Shuzz Fund is a Florida 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide new shoes to poverty-stricken children throughout the United States and in developing countries. 100 percent of public donations to Shuzz support their ongoing programs: Back-2-School, Youth Athletics, International Relief, Disaster Relief and Medical Procedure Sponsorships. Shuzz has been recognized for facilitating relief missions to donate shoes in impoverished communities across the globe. The Fund seeks to provide new shoes to 10 million children in poverty stricken areas around the world over the next 10 years. For more information, visit: www.shuzz.org or connect via Twitter and Facebook.
Board Member, Shuzz Fund