Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Harris and Savage are doing their best to help Soles4Souls 'change the world one pair at a time' by collecting new and gently used shoes.
Harris read about Soles4Souls online and decided to set up a collection box inside her store, offering customers a 15 percent discount if they bring shoes to donate.
“There are shoes out there, sitting in the backs of our closets, that someone would treasure,” she said.
The event started on August 21st and will go until Thursday, September 11th.
The store is located at 3830 Kennett Pike Rd in Greenville, DE. For more information about the event or Peter Kate's stylish shoes, handbags, jewelry and accessories, visit http://www.peterkate.com/.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
You can drop off your new and 'gently worn' shoes at The Finish Line stores at the Coastal Grand and Myrtle Beach (formerly Colonial) malls, as well as Foot Place, in the Wal-Mart plaza, across from Tanger Outlets off U.S. 17.
For more information, visit www.soles4souls.org; or call Finish Line stores at 839-3213 (Coastal Grand mall) or 361-2487 (Myrtle Beach mall), or 449-1200 (Foot Place).
To ship donations, send shoes to Soles4Souls, Inc., 315 Airport Road, Roanoke, AL 36274.
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Friday, August 15, 2008
"It really is an issue that arises, and we thought, 'yeah, let's try to do something about that,' " he said.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Kearse partnered with YES, Soles4Souls and the local community for a special day with children, many of whom reside in the nearby J.C. Napier and Tony Sudekum public housing complexes. In addition to giving away school supplies, sandals and backpacks, Kearse also organized a pizza party and free back-to-school haircuts from local barbers.
"We didn't have anybody come back to show their face, somebody's who's been where I've been to give them some enlightenment that there are going to be better days, and that it's okay to dream," said Kearse.
“By Jevon holding this event and donating his time and resources to these children is really a blessing,” said Daryl Elliott, center director of the Lindsley YES location. “Just to have the opportunity to have school supplies provided for each one of these families helps them to be able to spend their funds on other necessities as they prepare for this upcoming school year.”
Monday, August 11, 2008
Guests and community members are invited to drop off gently used athletic shoes at Fairmont locations across North America from Monday, January 19 to Friday, January 23, 2009, and the Fairmont team will do the rest.
In recognition of this support, Fairmont Fit partner adidas will offer an exclusive discount card for 15% off adidas merchandise, to be used online at www.shopadidas.com.
"We’re proud to support Soles4Souls’ efforts. The partnership makes sense; with locations around the world, we can provide sizable quantities of a much needed item, but we also mitigate our impact on the planet,” noted Brian Richardson, Fairmont’s Vice President Brand Marketing and Communications.
Fairmont President’s Club is the hotel company’s premier guest recognition program, providing frequent guests with certain benefits and privileges during their stay. Membership is complimentary and guests can enroll online at http://www.fairmont.com, by calling 1-800-663-7575 or at any Fairmont location worldwide.
Dash is walking across the U.S. for Soles4Souls, to collect pledges and inspire people to donate shoes to the cause.
He is currently taking a short break in his home town of Cotopaxi, Colorado where local reporters and news outlets were waiting to hear is story.
People can help continue the mission of David and Soles4Souls by purchasing these unique sandals. Made with a logo designed by David and his sister Lesley, and featuring the famous Flatirons rock formations near David's hometown of Boulder, Colorado, these flip flops will offer relief to someone in desperate need.
Your $10 purchase of a pair of flip flops for yourself means that 2 additional pairs will be donated and sent to Africa for people experiencing hardships there. Do not forget to choose the size that you wish to receive. The sizes and gender of flip flops to be distributed to Africa will be determined by the local need. The flip flops will be available for shipment beginning in September 2008. For more information, visit http://www.giveshoes.org/.
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Adventure Records will also be hosting a new and gently-used shoe drive for Soles4Souls at the hi-dive. Adventure Records is dedicating this CD to the memory of David Parrish who was slain in Mexico last year while trying to prevent his mother from being robbed. Soles4Souls approached the Parrish family about producing a David Parrish Honorary Flip Flop to honor David's life using a design on the shoe created by David and his sister, Lesley.
Adventure Records and Soles4Souls feel a particular kinship with the simple mission that impact lives. We get shoes and give them away. They get music and give it away.
"I didn't expect it to go this well," Shannon said. "But a lot of the parents as well as the children — I guess they looked at as a good idea and they just ran with it. It was so easy."
"It was actually pretty easy," she said. "I just went to Soles4Souls Web site, submitted an e-mail for more information about how to get involved and someone e-mailed me back the same the day. I never expected to get 12 bags of shoes with so little effort."
Monday, August 04, 2008
Finance Home Investments suggests the school or team try a few innovative fund raising ideas instead. They mentioned Teachers Lip Sync Extravaganza which use your rock n' roll lip syncing talents to raise money. They mentioned sponsored pet shows. They also mentioned Soles4Souls and had this to say:
300 million children around the world are without a pair of shoes. Teach your children how to help others while also raising money for your organization. Soles4Souls, a non-profit agency, has distribute over 3 million pairs of shoes around the world. Students simply take orders for clogs or flip flops, which Soles4Souls distributes free of charge to people in need. For every $5.00 flip flops or $10.00 clogs students sell, your organization receives 40% of the proceeds. More important, your student’s efforts help put a pair of shoes on the feet of someone in an impoverished or disaster-stricken area of the world. Contact www.soles4souls.org or 615-391-5723.