We are pleased to announce that @wpgsgotsole (@jerrylegaspi and @johanngenerao) have accepted our invitation to “collab” with us. We will be giving away in store credit in return of every donation made towards their organization.
Here’s a bit of bio of who they are and what they do for our community.
Winnipeg’s Got Sole is a non-profit charity, established by Jerry Legaspi and Johann Generao in 2013. Both Jerry and Johann have independently pursued ways to be an influence on the younger generation. Jerry teaches youth discipline and technical skills in the sport of boxing while Johann presents a scholarship to a deserving high school student to assist in their post-secondary education. Their collective passion for philanthropy and love for sneakers has led to the creation of the charity. The charity is focused on connecting local sneakerheads through their events where they collect gently used shoes to give back to those less fortunate. They also present an annual student-athlete award at their old Junior High School, General Wolfe.
To date, they have donated thousands of used footwear to youth programs and local shelters. They are looking to expand and reach a wider audience to create programs that would involve the youth in more meaningful and tangible ways.
**we will have a spot for them in our store for all donation drop offs**
We believe that there’s more we can do to contribute to our community and this is just a small step towards the right direction.