Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Soles4Souls teams with World Vision

Soles4Souls has donated 40,000 pairs of shoes to the organization World Vision to be distributed in the Bronx area and beyond. World Vision is a humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

"World Vision is a high integrity organization," stated founder Wayne Elsey. "We know that the shoes are getting on the feet that need them."

Soles4Souls and World Vision were also featured on the local program OPEN in the Bronx. OPEN is a television program that help Bronx community organizations share information about issues and services. One particular segment showed Soles4Souls and World Vision staff handing out over 400 pairs of brand new tennis shoes to children at a local elementary. For most, it was an overwhelming gift to receive on the first day of school.

"I love my new shoes," said one smiling boy. "Now I don't have to wear my brother's old ones."

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