PRLog - Nov. 30, 2012 - NORCROSS, Ga. -- kigo footwear, minimalist shoes for the barefoot lifestyle, is celebrating the 2012 holiday season focused on gratitude and giving. During the months of November and December, the company is donating a portion of all online sales to a non-profit that is making a difference through its efforts to keep people healthy and empowered. In December, the designated recipient is Junior Achievement, a non-profit that empowers young people to own their economic success through experiential programs focusing on entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness.
kigo footwear Supports Junior Achievement
Between December 3 and 21, 20 percent of every purchase made at kigofootwear.com will be given to select offices of Junior Achievement to support their efforts to prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. For the three-week span in December, online sales will be dedicated to supporting:
– Junior Achievement of Georgia
– Junior Achievement of Southern California
– Junior Achievement-
To celebrate and say thank you to its many enthusiastic customers, kigo footwear has created a dedicated page on the company blog, wegokigo.com, to highlight customer testimonials and to provide information about the selected non-profit company. Each of the three weeks in December, kigo footwear will use wegokigo to feature one of the three selected Junior Achievement offices, highlighting their unique efforts to empower young people to own their economic success.
"As entrepreneurs who have personally volunteered for JA in the classroom and witnessed the impact JA programs have had on their own children, the kigo co-founders believe strongly in business education through experience and are proud to partner with Junior Achievement in providing hands-on learning opportunities to youth," said Kristin Serrano, COO of kigo footwear. "Supporting Junior Achievement programs that teach the foundation, framework and process to start a business, kigo hopes to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, empowering them to achieve both personal and professional success."
About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.2 million students per year in more than 120 markets across the United States, with an additional 6.5 million students served by operations in 119 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.
About kigo footwear
kigo is minimalist footwear for the barefoot lifestyle. Based in Atlanta, the company produces shoes that are stylish enough for everyday adventures, sturdy enough for athletics and almost as lightweight and flexible as bare. Every kigo footwear offering is constructed to be as good for the Earth as for the body, with responsible construction that features lightweight, durable post-consumer and non-toxic materials. For more information, visit www.kigofootwear.com.
Blogs: http://vamoskigo.com, http://wegokigo.com