Student, artist, and entrepreneur Kevin Ostromecki was recently asked by the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia/Reading, Pa. to create a 3’ by 3’ art piece that would be taken over seas to Israel and displayed in the Abraham Lincoln house of Israel.
Ostromecki, a 2012 graduate of Boyertown Area Senior High and a current student at Albright College, created his own shoe company Altix Clothing which offers custom shoes designed by Ostromecki himself.
A percentage of the proceeds from his shoes, coined ‘Hero Shoes,’ goes towards the Potter’s House of Guatemala. These funds will benefit the lives of the people in Guatemala City who depend on the garbage dump for survival. Otromecki has stated that he has visited Guatemala twice, something he describes as a life-changing experience.
Altix Clothing is now an official partner with the Potter’s House organization.