On Friday, January 27th, the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation donated and delivered 500 new pairs of shoes for the children of Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County at its Max M. Fisher Club in Riviera Beach.
The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation was established for the purpose of raising and distributing funds to youth service and enrichment programs. Established in May 2001 by Mark and Jim Wahlberg, lifelong members and advocates of Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
“We are honored to be chosen by this incredible foundation to receive these shoes for our kids. The timing is incredible because at the halfway point of the school year, most of our kid’s shoes are already damaged or in bad shape. This will make a world of difference to so many children in need of quality footwear and we wholeheartedly thank both the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and K12Print for this,” said Jaene Miranda, President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.
Jim Wahlberg, the Executive Director of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation was in attendance. They worked with K12Print, the long-time printing company in Riviera Beach, to house the shoes and help deliver them to the Club. All 500 pairs of footwear were donated by Italian streetwear brand P448.
“We’re grateful for our friends at P448 and their generosity,” said Jim Wahlberg. “We’re about halfway through the school year and for most of these kids, new shoes just aren’t financially in the cards. I can relate to that from when I was a kid, and most of my siblings can too – so we’re happy to be able to help.”
K12Print also has been a long-time supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County and providing them printing needs at no charge. “We know that the Clubs are a steppingstone to a more productive and satisfying life for kids, their families, and the community,” said John Didonato, President of K12Print. “We’re thrilled to be a part of this wonderful gift through our friends at the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and P448.”
“We recognize the hardships that are being faced globally, so to be able to counter that obstacle with our brand’s community outreach initiatives – giving back to youth in need while also supporting and empowering these children in the process is something we take great pride in achieving,” said P448 Executive Chairman Wayne Kulkin.
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