Through Deuce’s involvement with the Young Hearts Project, our charity created with the hope of changing lives, we’ve seen many awesome kiwi’s do great things. We achieve this through our donation programme, that sees $5 from every pair of full price Deuce sneakers sold go towards the Young Hearts Project that funds these awesome initiatives. One of our partners, the MATES programme through Great Potentials, helps kiwi youth to reach their full potential through mentoring programmes. We caught up with MATES mentor, coordinator and regional manager Andrew, to hear his story and how the Young Hearts Project has changed his life.
We asked some of the Merchant 1948 team what they're loving from our summer collection.
Our Deuce Sneakers brand is one that believes in supporting and giving back to our local community, so from every pair of full-price Deuce sneakers sold, $5 goes towards The Young Hearts Project. Through the work of the Young Hearts Project, we support organisations and charities that do great things for kiwis, helping, shaping and positively changing the lives of others. One of those charities is the MATES organisation, which is a programme that mentors youth within New Zealand.
There’s more than meets the eye to our sneaker brand, Deuce, as with it, looking good and feeling good play hand in hand too. Through Deuce’s involvement with The Young Hearts Project, a charity designed to mentor, help and change the lives of Aotearoa’s youth, we’ve seen the lives of many Kiwi’s changed; not only those on the receiving end, but those giving.
We began putting shoes on Kiwi feet in 1948. Since then we've been the go-to destination for quality footwear thanks to our diverse range, friendly service and knowledgeable teams. Our Merchant 1948 and Overland stores can be found nationwide, pay us a visit.