Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Soles4Souls: A Big Success!

We had a spectacular event this past weekend! Thanks to you we were able to collect over 80 pairs of shoes, and more are still coming in.  That is well over our initial goal of 50 pairs. Good job team!

[We have filled three large shipping boxes full of donated shoes. Whoo!]

All of these shoes will be shipped out for repair and processing to Soles4Souls main distribution center in Alabama.  From there your donated shoes will be shipped all over the world to help those in need.

Soles4Souls has a pretty big goal this year: to collect 11 million pairs in 2011.

 From the Soles4Souls website:
“We have distributed 12 million pairs of shoes in just over 6 years. That gives a little perspective on how audacious our goal of 11 million pairs of shoes in one year really is,” said Elsey. “But with earthquakes like Haiti and Chile, on top of the enormous needs elsewhere, we really believe that our partners are going to rise to the challenge,” he added.

Way to go Sole Foodies!  And remember, we take donations for Soles4Souls year round.  If you need to clean out your shoe closets, you can always bring your shoes to Sole Food! 

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