Heelys Donates Some Wheels to Buckner International

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 1, 2012 2:15 pm

If the idea of shoes with an attachable wheel doesn’t get you pumped up, then you’re either no fun…or you aren’t twelve years old anymore. Either way, what will get you excited is to know that the manufacturer of these shoes, Heeleys Inc., is donating $15,000 worth of of their rolling merchandise to Buckner International, with whom they have already donated over $100,000 in the last two years. Buckner International annually serves more than 400,000 people in more than 60 countries around the world. Established in 1879 as the Buckner Orphans Home in Dallas, Buckner International restores and heals children, families and senior adults. 

“Heelys is a proud ongoing partner with Buckner International in its mission of restoration and healing,” said Rick Groesch, the chief commercial officer for Heelys, Inc. “Putting shoes on the feet of so many in need is a simple but powerful ministry. What we are really excited about is not only the opportunity to supply the much needed shoes but also allow the kids to have fun when the wheels are in place.”

Heelys will provide Buckner International with 232 pairs of its MegaWatt model in a wide variety of sizes, for distribution to orphans, vulnerable children and families. 

Lets hope these shoes literally roll away problems for these people in need. Food and shelter are essential to sustaining life, but the joy these shoes will bring is nourishment for their souls!