Monday, May 18, 2009

These summer sandals are a treat for your feet

We've been loving our Alegria clogs all winter, and so have our customers, who've told us time and again their clogs are their "go to" shoes for comfort and style. Thankfully, you can get the same style and comfort this summer with our new Alegria sandals.

Available in blue paisley and metallic pewter, the sandals feature the same patented components of the clogs, including a removable leather insole, an anatomically correct footbed that forms to the natural shape of your foot, a rocker outsole that rolls as you walk--reducing pressure on your heels and the balls of your feet.

And, while all those healthy "feetures" are great, we love them because they're cute, especially the butterfly clasps! Don't forgo style for comfort this summer. With Alegria's Barcelona sandals, you can have both!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Passion Fueled Fashion series

This is the first post in a series of profiles of people Peters Path admires for their efforts to make the world a better place.

Kate Atwood
Founder, Kate's Club

Kate's Club is an organization that provides support and services to children who have lost a parent or sibling. Kate lost her won mother when she was 12 years old. Although she filled her days with sports and activities after her loss, her real spirtual healing began when she served as a counselor at a bereavement camp when she was 20. She says she was able to feel and see the benefit of bringing peers together that had shared this experience and became aware of the importance of support she did not have as a child.

Kate Atwood

Kate started Kate's Club in 2003, serving six children and their families with an outing to a local bowling alley. Today, they have served more than 250 children, have over 100 volunteers and a curriculum of four main programs providing social, recreational and emotional support to the children of Kate’s Club.

Recently, Kate's Club moved to a large space in midtown Atlanta, where a bright, cozy and fun atmosphere is home to kids in need when they visit. From art and music therapy to support groups and outings, Kate's Club gives deserving kids a chance to find joy after tragedy.

At a young age, this philanthropic star is paving the way for young people who have dreams of making a difference in the world. A success in every sense of the word, Kate has won distinguished awards for her work, including being a 2003 City of Atlanta’s “Outstanding Atlantan”; a 2005 Turner Broadcasting System’s “Pathfinders." She has been featured in People Magazine and has appeared on CNN and ABC’s "The View". We celebrate Kate and the hope and support she has provided to so many children in need.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Peters Path Helps the Child Rescue Centre

In the war-torn country of Sierra Leone, a decade of conflict has made the poverty, abuse and neglect of children so bad many families can't afford to take care of their children. Thousands of children witnessed horrible violence, were subjected to systematic abuse and, in many cases, were forced to become combatants themselves. The war deprived them of an education and, worse, confronted them with the brutal human cruelty at a tender age, destroying their childhood. Children have been orphaned and left on their own on the streets, in danger of violence and sexual abuse.

The Child Rescue Centre in Bo, Sierra Leone, is a non-profit organization that provides food, shelter, clothing, health care, education and skills training for orphans and street children. In addition to nurturing the 46 resident children at the center, the CRC provides educational funding and health care for 100 additional children in Bo who live in family settings.

You can help the Child Rescue Centre help these vulnerable children. From May 4-10, when you buy an organic tee from Peters Path, 100% of the profits will go to the CRC. It's easy to make a difference! Just purchase a cool, comfy tee and help the CRC protect and nurture the children of Sierra Leone.