Giving back to the communities where we work and live has been a long-standing tradition and a core part of our cultural DNA at Payless. For decades, Payless ShoeSource supported United Way through our associate giving campaign. In 2009, we broadened our number of charities offered, reflecting our associates’ desire to have more choices for their donations. As a result, Choose to Give was born. Each year associates from our corporate headquarters in Topeka, Kansas, our distribution centers in Brookville, Ohio and the Redlands, California and Payless store and field associates across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico come together to raise money for those who truly need it, touching countless lives. In 2013, Payless ShoeSource associates donated a total of $1.3 million to nearly 100 non-profit partners.