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Pakems Donates Shoes to Denver's Homeless


Colorado Shoe Company Gives 700 pairs to Denver Rescue Mission

Denver, CO (November 20, 2013) — Today at 10:00 am Pakems, a Colorado-based footwear company, is donating 700 pairs of its lightweight, water-resistant and warm shoes to the Denver Rescue Mission for distribution to area individuals and families in need. Pakems, created by Colorado businesswoman, Julie Adams, are lightweight, packable shoes, designed for men and women on the go.   

“We take our role in our community very seriously,” says Pakems founder Julie Adams. “We have been extraordinarily fortunate, but we also know that there are many men, women and children here who struggle. We’re happy to donate some of our shoes, knowing that they’ll be going to people who need them.”

The Denver Rescue Mission is the Rocky Mountain area’s oldest Christian charity, offering a growing range of services for people in need since 1892. According to Adams, “It’s impossible not to support the longstanding work of the Denver Rescue Mission, especially this time of year. It’s our way of giving thanks to them for what they do.”

“We also want to thank UPS for delivering the 700 shoes to the sight at 10:00 am sharp, and staying the extra time to unload and donate their time!-Thank you UPS!” remarks Karen Lebere – Project Director for Pakems.

Lightweight and packable (just 15 oz.), Pakems feature durable ripstop fabric, rubber soles for superior traction and the smart, strapped tote bag for hands-free carrying. The shoes come in two styles, an insulated high top for winter and a low top. Pakems provide a precise comfortable fit, thanks to their simple one-pull lacing. This winter they will help the men and women of the Denver Rescue Mission stay a little bit dryer.

Denver Rescue Mission Storage Facility

5725 E. 39th

Denver, CO.  

**The above address is the storage facility for the Denver Rescue Mission.  The best way to enter is from 39th Street (not Holly).

The contact at the Denver Rescue Mission is: Alexa Gagner – 720-201-2776

About Pakems

Headquartered in Denver, Pakems offer the outdoor enthusiast lightweight, packable and comfortable shoes, ideal for before and after sports activity. Available at Christy Sports and through a growing list of online and catalog retailers (e.g. Sahalie, The National Ski Patrol Shop, Visit or call 303.204.5265.