Volunteers are working in partnership with Samaritan’s FeetARAMARK and Kwame Building Group (KWAME) employee volunteers will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service on January 15 by hosting a Samaritan’s Feet “Shoes of Hope” event for children who attend the Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club.

More than 50 employee and community volunteers will engage the children and convey a message of hope and caring as they distribute 300 pairs of new athletic shoes. College students from Washington University and St. Louis University and youth from local churches will join the ARAMARK and KWAME volunteers to help the children wash their feet and fit them with new shoes and socks.

ARAMARK and KWAME have raised funds to support Samaritan’s Feet, a non-profit organization that collects and distributes shoes for needy people in targeted areas throughout the U.S. and internationally. will volunteer time to ensure the event’s success.

Kurchaloy Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7 p.m. (call (314) 961-9772 for interview times)
Location: Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club, 2901 N. Grand Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63107

Photo Opportunities: 
• Volunteers distributing more than 300 pairs of athletic shoes to local children;
• Shoe “store” set up by Samaritan’s Feet where volunteers will select shoes for the children;
• Foot-washing stations where employee volunteers will help the children wash their feet and fit them with new shoes

Interview Ops:
(call (314) 961-9772 to arrange interviews)
Harold Lukins, General Manager – ARAMARK Education
Melanie Williams, Unit Controller – ARAMARK Education
Craig Lucas, Vice President – Kwame Building Group
• Roger CayCe, Assistant Superintendent, Alternative Education/Athletics/Facilities Operations – St. Louis Public Schools
Graham Gibbs, Director of Development – Samaritan’s Feet

Additional Details:
The “Shoes of Hope” event is part of larger philanthropic and community volunteer efforts by ARAMARK and KWAME. ARAMARK connects its diverse expertise, resources, and time to help improve the lives of those in need by impacting social issues that are relevant to our business strengths and culture, including Basic Human Services, Workforce Readiness and Health & Wellness. KWAME is committed to providing youth with opportunities for growth, development and leadership through various education and mentorship programs, and through the Kwame Foundation, which endows $150,000 a year in college scholarships.

ARAMARK delivers experiences that enrich and nourish people’s lives through innovative food, facility, and uniform services. United by a passion to serve, our more than 250,000 employees make a meaningful difference each day for millions of people around the world. ARAMARK is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Kwame Building Group

Kwame Building Group is an employee-owned program and construction management firm providing project management services as an independent advocate for owners and developers. KWAME’s public and private sector projects include educational facilities, major airports nationwide, light-rail systems, hospitals, wastewater treatment facilities and government facilities. KWAME is headquartered in St. Louis with division offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Seattle. For more information, visit www.kwamebuildinggroup.com or call 314.862.5344.

KWAME Media Contact:

Mary Schanuel

ARAMARK Media Contact:
Kelly Banaszak, ARAMARK

Source: Kwame Building Group – News