Fleet Feet Sports Nashville Helps Those In Need With A Shoe Drive To Benefit Soles4Souls® Inc, The Shoe Charity, At Fleet Feet Sports Nashville On July 28, 2012
Middle Tennessee residents are invited to recycle their 'gently worn' shoes in an effort to help distribute shoes to people in need
Nashville, TN – July 20, 2012 – Soles4Souls Inc. has committed to collect and distribute shoes to people living in extreme poverty and recovering from natural disasters. The shoe charity provides one pair of shoes to a person in need every 7 seconds. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 13 million pairs of shoes because of the generosity and commitment of people and organizations like Fleet Feet Sports Nashville.
Soles4Souls believes partners like Fleet Feet Sports Nashville will challenge others to become a force of change by helping the charity cater to the evolving needs of the global community. The shoe charity recognizes its success is the result of individuals and industry partners such as Fleet Feet Sports Nashville who clean out closets and warehouses so that individuals around the world can have a better life through American’s excess.
Soles4Souls and Fleet Feet Sports Nashville will be collecting your new or gently worn footwear and/or donations to make a tangible difference through the gift of shoes. Every donation will support the charity’s initiative to distribute shoes to those in need.
“With tragedies such as the earthquakes in countries like Haiti and Japan, on top of the enormous needs elsewhere, we can use the estimated 1.5 billion shoes taking up space in the closets of ordinary people to change the world one pair at a time,” said Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls, Wayne Elsey.
Elsey added, “We need partners like Fleet Feet Sports Nashville to get behind Soles4Souls. Donating shoes is one of the most simple yet profound acts you can do, because it will greatly improve someone’s life in the most difficult of times.”
The shoe drive will be help in the Fleet Feet Sports Nashville parking lot from 9:30 am to 12 noon, on Saturday July 28. Fleet Feet Sports Nashville is located at 330 Franklin Road, Suite 262B, Brentwood, TN.
People and companies interested in donating can visit the organization’s website at www.giveshoes.org.
About Soles4Souls®, Clothes4Souls®, and Hope4Souls™
Soles4Souls collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support micro-enterprise efforts to eradicate poverty. Soles4Souls’ other two divisions, Clothes4Souls and Hope4Souls, provide the same relief and support through clothing and other necessities. Donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Visit www.giveshoes.org, www.clothes4souls.org, or www.hope4souls.org for more information.