Yesha Callahan

Mo’Ne Davis Designs Sneakers To Benefit Girls in Poverty-Stricken Countries


Mo’Ne Davis is making moves and sneakers. The 13-year-old has designed a sneaker line that will benefit girls in poverty stricken-countries.

In partnership with M4D3 and the non-profit Because I Am a Girl, Davis proves that her talents are endless. She designed a line of colorful sneakers with baseball stitchings that will go for $75 a pair. With each pair sold, M4D3 will donate 15% of the proceeds to Plan International’s Because I Am A Girl initiative, which helps girls living in poverty in developing countries.

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“I never thought at the age of 13 I’d be a role model, but having young girls look up to me is pretty cool,” Davis said. “If I can inspire them to reach their goals, that would be even cooler. Designing shoes with M4D3 is exciting and I wanted them to support Because I am a Girl to help girls and give them a chance at a better future.”

Lisa Zbitnew of M4D3 released the following statement:

We are creating a shoe that we know Mo’ne fans will love and be proud of, and that will Make A Difference Everyday. Together with Mo’ne, we are designing a shoe that represents who she is; contemporary, spirited and athletic, but at the same time being very caring towards other girls and young women that are vulnerable around the world. Earlier this year, we launched a collection of sneakers with Plan International USA for the Because I am a Girl initiative, and we are thrilled to expand this lineup with the Mo’ne shoe.”

How amazing is Davis? She could give some adults a run for their money when it comes to being a role model and just all-around good person.

Image Credits: M4D3/M4D3 Instagram

  1. March 17, 2015 - Reply

    i’m proud of mo’ne & i think she’s an awesome individual, but i don’t go for all these “socially conscious” new companies that keep popping up. it sounds real cute to say they make products that benefit a poor countries or some underclass somewhere, but at the end of the day they’re just another for profit company selling overpriced products just like the big box stores. the fact is MOST major companies have a charitable arm/foundation & employees that they pay to seek out philanthropic opportunities for the company to give back. every company i’ve ever worked for donated to the less fortunate… & you know why? b/c they all get big tax breaks for doing it. these new companies are just using their tax deductible donations as a marketing angle. i especially hate the ones who tout how they employ people from underclass countries so every purchase you make provides income to some starving family. what they don’t tell you is that they still only pay these people pennies. they don’t go to these impoverished countries to make life better for the people there. they go there for cheap labor & tax benefits. but it sounds really cute to say they’re helping people make a living. it’s just a marketing strategy to make cheap foreign labor sound like a good thing so that people don’t get hung up on paying high prices for stuff they don’t need.

  2. March 17, 2015 - Reply

    Isn’t this a little overpriced for people in poverty? Even in america I’d be hesitant to spend $75 on a pair of regular sneakers

  3. March 17, 2015 - Reply

    Mo’ne’s parents should be careful about the deals she signs. I would hate to see her lose her eligibility for a college scholarship because some payment caused her to be deemed a professional.

  4. March 18, 2015 - Reply

    Well she rocks and she is using her new platform to do good and help others less fortunate. Bless her

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