Thursday, May 31, 2007

Deckers Joins Soles4Souls Million Pair March With A Goal To Collect 250,000 Pairs Locally

Deckers Outdoor Corporation is proud to support Soles4Souls Million Pair March campaign by mobilizing the local community to collect 250,000 of new and used footwear. Collected shoes from the Million Pair March will be distributed to individuals in disaster-driven areas like the Gulf Coast and the Third World like Sudan and Honduras. Since their start over 30 years ago, Deckers has strived to find balance in their environmental responsibilities and business practices.

"Deckers Outdoor Corporation is filled with compassionate people who have a huge heart for reaching out to their community and the world at large," said Wayne Elsey, Founder of Soles4Souls. "Since our very beginning they have been instrumental in helping us reach millions of people, and we are humbled by their incredible participation in this campaign."

Members of the Santa Barbara community can join Deckers in their mission by donating new, old or unwanted footwear at numerous locations around the Santa Barbara area. Thus far, drop off bins for footwear donations are available at the Deckers Goleta based office, Santa Barbara Zoo, UCSB Bren School, and our partnering retailers like Santa Barbara Outfitters and Santa Barbara Running Co.

"If we look in our closets, we might be embarrassed by the number of shoes we own that rarely, if ever, get worn." Says Angel Martinez, CEO and President of Deckers Outdoor Corp. "Why not donate those pairs to people in need? And the best part for us shoe lovers is that we then get to buy some new shoes, guilt-free!"

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