These are probably the coolest Keds out right now. “Twilight” starlet Kristen Stewart has donated an autographed black pair of the summer footwear staple to Shoe Revolt–an organization that donates all proceeds from sales to human trafficking victims.
Shoe Revolt, whose mission is “to kick sex trafficking to the curb with every shoe purchase,” sells new and gently used shoes out of their online boutique. The selection of shoes is made up entirely of donations from supporters of the cause–nonprofits, celebs, businesses and everyday average people. The store would ultimately like to use funds raised to open a shelter in each state and D.C. for victims of sex slavery.
According to a statement from the Shoe Revolt team, Stewart’s Keds are intended to reach the younger set. “Her donations will be used to raise money for shelters and to create awareness about this issue in the teen community. We can eradicate the attack on our youth in the United States by spreading the word and getting teens educated.”
Stewart joins Sarah Jessica Parker, Sanaa Lathan, Emily West, Zoe Bell, Melissa Brock and Brinn Black on the list of celebrities who’ve given shoes to the revolt. Join them in taking action against human trafficking below.
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