Every March 8th, International Women’s Day pays homage to women and their various social, economic, cultural, and political achievements throughout history and across the world.

This holiday has been observed for over a century, sparking from a time when women’s oppression and inequality was inciting women to become more proactive and vocal about their rights. Over the years, International Women’s Day has developed into a full-fledged celebration of past, current, and future women as the fight for women’s rights continues to blaze on.

This year, we’re excited to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay with both Keds and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, who have teamed up to give you the ultimate #GirlPower collaboration.

The YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago is an organization that embodies everything that International Women’s Day is about, every day of the year. They’ve been providing services for women in the Chicagoland area for over 140 years and work with over 200,000 individuals annually. Some examples of the programs they administer focus on Safety & Wellness, Education & Training, and Economic Sustainability.

Keds is also no stranger to putting #LadiesFirst, as their lovingly-titled campaign is a reflection of the work they do consistently to uplift women. From panels with top-tier female business leaders to exclusive shoe releases designed specifically by and for women, Keds is non-exhaustive when it comes to shining a light on National Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. Their partnership with YWCA Chicago is a crossover that exhibits the power of blending fashion with purpose, letting you show your support in style.

For every limited-edition International Women’s Day Keds sneaker or S’well purchase you make, Keds is donating $10 directly to YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. That’s right, $10 for every purchase! The fundraiser is powered by ShoppingGives and will run through the entirety of March.

Choose your favorite (or favorites!) below and click to shop and give!

Chalky Canvas
Triple Shimmer
Ace Leather
S'well Water Bottle

Want to give even more? Learn more about programs offered by YWCA Chicago by visiting visit their Our Work page or click here to get involved!