The Lapstone x Converse Charity Drive is officially in the books and I think it's safe to say that this has been the best, most positive raffle event we have ever conducted. Over 1000 pairs of shoes were collected in just three days that will go directly to those in need in the city Philadelphia! The love and positive support for this campaign was simply incredible. One of the best by-products of this charity drive was the consistent sentiment among people that they really don't care if they win or lose the raffle. People were genuinely happy to have donated and simply be part of a movement that is doing good and helping the less fortunate.
We knew people would come out for a chance to get the Off White x Converse Chuck 70, so we wanted to harness that hype into something that would be truly uplifting and beneficial to our community. We were absolutely blown away by the amount of people who felt the same way, who wanted to come out to support their less fortunate brothers and sisters. 1000 pairs, that's a lot of love right there. We are so proud and grateful for everyone who donated their shoes or their time to make this event the incredible success that it was. From the bottom of our hearts and the bottom of our souls (and soles), thank you.
The donations will be going to three great organizations that benefit the Philadelphia community: Broad Street Ministry, Project Home and Cradles To Crayons. Broad Street Ministry practices Radical Hospitality, making sure there is food, clothing and support for everyone who wants it. Project Home empowers people to break the cycle of homelessness through street outreach, social and political advocacy, a range of supportive housing and comprehensive services. Cradles To Crayons provides everyday essentials like shoes, clothes, books and toys to children living in poverty.