Giving Back

Abbadabba’s is dedicated to giving back to the local and global community we live in. Below are just a few of the organizations we have partnered with to fulfill this mission.

Soles for SoulsSoles4Souls:

We have donated thousands of shoes through our participation in the Soles4Soulsprogram. This charity collects shoes and distributes them free of charge to people in need throughout the world. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 19 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes. We invite you to leave your gently worn shoes in the Soles4Souls donation box at any of our store locations.

Local Races

We encourage our customers and staff to “break a sweat” and get outside for a dose of healthy exercise each day! As part of this mission, we support many local walks, races and other outdoor events throughout the year including:

Historic_Roswell_Run-logoHistoric Roswell 5K and 10 Miler

We are proud to be a Gold Sponsor of this race which benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Atlanta Beltline Running Series

Abbadabba's is a Bronze Sponsor of the 2013 Beltline Running Series. It is an important part of our mission to support our community and to encourage our employees, customers and the entire community to get more active!

Gobble Jog

The annual Gobble Jog is a Thanksgiving Day tradition benefiting the important causes of Must Ministries.

Elf Trot and Rocket RunElf Trot 5K and Merry Mile

Inspired to help the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, we are honored to sponsor this worthy cause in memory of a local Kennesaw Mountain High Graduate: Faith Cline.

Gardon Gallop

Benefiting the beautiful Smith Gilbert Gardens in Kennesaw, we proudly donated gift cards to race winners.

Rocket Run

We’re a proud sponsor of the Mary Lin Rocket Run, which is surely the Funkiest Footrace in Atlanta!

Litte 5 Points Halloween ParadeLittle 5 Points Halloween Parade, Little 5 Fest and More!

We love to get back to our roots in Little 5 Points where we opened our first store over 30 years ago! We support the community of Little 5 Points through participation and sponsorship in the annual Halloween Parade, Little5Fest and other grassroots events.

East Cobber ParadeEast Cobber Parade

Our employees and customers joined our East Cobb Neighbors to participate in their annual September parade. We are proud to be part of the East Cobb community.

Black Girls Run

We enthusiastically support the mission of Black Girls Run: encouraging African American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority.  

World Sight Day

Each year, Abbadabba’s and Toms shoes join the global movement to bring awareness of visual impairment and blindness as a solvable world issue. Every purchase of Tom’s eyewear will help give sight to one person in need through medical treatment or sight-saving surgery.

TOMS Day Without ShoesToms Day without Shoes

We encouraged our staff and customers to go barefoot on April 10th to raise awareness about the number of people in the world with no shoes and how it impacts their lives. In addition, we are proud to sell Toms shoes, a company that donates a pair of shoes to a child in need each time we sell a pair of shoes!

Partnership Against Domestic ViolencePADV

We teamed with Yaleet, Inc., distributor of NAOT shoes, to donate $18,000 of new NAOT shoes to domestic violence survivors living in safe houses run by the Partnership Against Domestic Violence(PADV). Janice Abernethy and Bill Carmichael, owners of Abbadabba’s, fit the residents with shoes and left additional shoes for women and teens who will reside in the shelters in the future.

Slow Down Sign

PEDS (Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety)

PEDS - Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety

We are partnering with PEDS to promote pedestrian safety by sponsoring their Slow Down Driver campaign. About 2000 signs will be distributed to neighborhoods around Atlanta to remind drivers to slow down so that school children and all pedestrians can be safer. These signs were available for pick-up in our stores. Unfortunately, we are now out of signs, and so is PEDS. We are delighted that the community embraced the campaign and that drivers throughout Atlanta are reminded to Slow Down! To learn more about PEDS and to get involved in this important organization visit www.peds.org.

Upper Chattahoochee River KeeperUpper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

We have partnered with the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeperthrough monetary, in-kind donations and by helping to “Sweep the Hooch” each year. This important organization is dedicated to protecting the Chattahoochee River Basin in order to restore and preserve its ecological health for the people, fish and wildlife that depend on it.

Neighborhood Schools

Managers at each of our five store locations support their neighborhood schools through ongoing donations. These gifts help the schools raise money which is used to enhance each student’s learning experience.

Camp Twin Lakes - Partners Card

Each year, we are pleased to participate in the Camp Twin Lakes Partners Card Promotionby offering our customers a chance to enjoy 20% off at Abbadabba’s with their Partners Card during the promotion period. 100% of the sale of each Partners Card directly benefits Camp Twin Lakes, enabling kids facing serious illnesses, disabilities and other life challenges to enjoy time at Camp.