Footwear to benefit shelters and community-service programs.
Reef recently donated over 850 pairs of shoes valued at $29,570 U.S. to the United Way Foundation of Puerto Rico. The donation wasmade to support the efforts of the United Way and will be distributed through several agencies that participate in community service.
“Puerto Rico has always supported us a business and lifestyle,” stated Fernando Aguerre, cofounder of Reef. “It was our turn to give a little back.”
The footwear donated will be used to outfit people in homeless shelters, women and children in abuse shelters, vocational development programs, and substance abuse services. “Be assured that this donation is already making a positive impact on the individual lives of the clientele of the organizations,” said Ivonne Bernard, a coordinator for Gifts in Kind of the United Way.
Reef has made several donations in the past to causes, including a hurricane-relief effort in Honduras, an offering of 5000 pairs of shoes to Kosovo refugees, domestic anti-drug-abuse programs such as WRAD (Wave Riders Against Drugs), the Surfrider Foundation, Challenged Athletes Fund, and the Salvation Army.