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Soles4Souls - Donate Shoes_1084

(2012-09-11 08:49:32)
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Soles4Souls | Donate Shoes



Donate Shoes to Soles4Souls and Change a Life
Wayne Elsey founded Soles4Souls. An executive for a large footwear company, Mr. Elsey was moved after seeing a shoe wash up on shore after the 2004 Asian Tsunami. He reached out to friends and business acquaintances and donated 250,000 pairs of shoes.

The next year Hurricane Katrina struck, and the same group donated a million pair. Soles4Souls was born
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Soles4Souls receives large donations from footwear companies, retailers, churches, nonprofit ministries, civic groups, schools, and individuals and saw that this could become a full time organization.

This lens is dedicated to spreading the word; a simple pair of shoes can impact a life more than a lot of would ever know.
Shelter Seeking Shoes For Homeless MenSo having a good pair of shoes, especially this time of year, is a treat for them," said Julie Wedan, administrative assistant at Union Rescue Mission. The nearly 100 pairs of shoes that have been donated by the charity, Soles4Souls, are sizes that do ...Roxy & Clothes4Souls Hold Charity Event At Time Square ShopAll customers who donate a gently worn piece of clothing at these Roxy retail locations will receive 40% their denim purchase. Soles4Souls collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support ...Boys, 7, learn lesson of giving earlySo far, the boys have more than 120 pairs of shoes to donate to the charity, which has provided more than 16 million shoes to the needy worldwide, according to the website soles4souls.org. The program was started in 2004 after the Asian tsunami by ...Powered by Google"No matter if you are an individual, with a company or church, a shoe store or shoe manufacturer you can help give shoes to those in need around the world. Your donations make what we do possible. " What Is Soles 4 Souls? Learn more about Soles4Souls and the great people behind it. How Can I Help? We can all help. Here's how! Upcoming Events Calendar of events from fund raisers to concerts. Go green with Soles4Souls
"Soles4Souls can save your shoes from early death by cleaning them and shipping them to needy people around the world, who will treasure the gift for years to come. Since its inception following the Asian tsunami, Soles4Souls has distributed over 4 million pairs to people in 125 countries, and our efforts have been publicized in thousands of articles, including the Green Guide by National Geographic and Runner's World." Ways businesses can participate in Soles4Souls Collect new or gently worn shoes and increase foot traffic to your business. Churches, synagogues and places of worship People can be challenged to have all of their members leave their shoes at the door as an act of worship and selflessness. What better way to bring personal involvement to helping those less fortunate! Footwear manufacturers "We accept any footwear and you are eligible for tax advantages for sending us your non-saleable items". Groups and civic organizations You can host a shoe drive by volunteering to collect and package shoes from your area. What a great way to get your community involved. Individuals "Throw a party to raise funds for Soles4Souls. Have guests bring $5 and a pair of shoes as entry to your party or put together a 5K walk for your neighborhood or business." Retailers Soles4Souls is partnering with thousands of retail locations around the country to offer a "shoe trade-in" promotion. Customers who bring in a used pair of shoes to donate may receive an incentive (at the discretion of the store), such as a discount toward a new pair of shoes.

The retailer's benefits include an increase in sales as well as a tax-deductible receipt for the used shoes that are sent to Soles4Souls. Schools "You can hold a school wide or city wide shoe drive by volunteering to collect and package shoes from your area. What a great way to get your community and students involved. "
How about a school-to school competition? Shoemobile Operators "What about hosting a shoe drive at your industrial accounts? Folks can "Recycle" their old shoes by donating them to Soles4Souls to use around the world. At the same time, you can forge stronger relationships with the customers, safety directors and factories that you work with." Soles4Souls Credit Card Just think, with the simple gesture of using your new Soles4Souls Visa card, you have the opportunity to raise awareness each time you use it! Plus, UMB Bank will contribute $50.00 for every new account that is ACTIVATED within 90 days of an approved application. Volunteer on trips for distribution "Volunteer positions are available in many of our upcoming footwear distributions."

Podiatrists could easily contribute to Soles4Souls; there is no better time than when people are thinking about their feet!

Visit the Soles4Souls website to:
Set up a small donation station in your office. It is easy to then find a local donation station
Download printable promotional materialsSoles4Souls Fundraising is Easy
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