Thursday, January 29, 2009
During the shoe drive, The Erie Shoe Fly Stores will be offering a $5 Savings Certificate for each pair of gently worn shoes donated and up to $15 towards the purchase of new footwear in their store. The shoe drive will begin on February 1, 2009 and will end on February 28, 2009.
"There are hurting people throughout the world and shoes provide protection, comfort and relief," said store manager Art Oligeri. "We all have several pairs in our closet that we can share with the less fortunate."
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
During the shoe drive, The Kiddie Shoppe will offer shoppers a discount off a new pair of children's shoes to customers who bring in a gently-worn pair of shoes.
The shoe drive begins this Sunday, Feb. 1st and ends Sunday, Feb. 28th.
"For 76 years, The Kiddie Shoppe has been all about children in our area. Not just dressing them, but trying to make a better life for them," store owner Rick McKnight said. “This program will allow parents to talk with their children about helping other children all over the globe by the simple act of putting a pair of their used shoes in a barrel in Columbus Ga."
The Kiddie Shoppe is located on 1640 Rollins Way in Columbus GA. For more information call 706-327-0334.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Was one of your New Year's resolutions to help those less fortunate this year but the tough economy is preventing you from doing so? Is your closet overflowing with shoes? If so and you live in the Greater Milwaukee, WI area, here is the perfect opportunity to help others while clearing out your clutter - our friends at Stan's Fit For Your Feet will be hosting their "Third Annual Share A Pair" shoe drive from Sunday, February 1 thru Saturday, February 28.
People can drop off their new or gently used shoes Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or Sundays from Noon to 5 p.m. at any of the "Share A Pair" collection bins at Stan's Greenfield store in the Layton Plaza at 7405 W. Layton Ave., Stan's Brookfield store, in V. Richard's Plaza at 17155 W. Bluemound Road or Stan's Glendale store across from Bay Shore Town Center at 505 W. Silver Spring Drive.
Admirals' fans attending the Sunday, February 15 afternoon game will also have the opportunity to "Share A Pair" at a special drop off location within the Bradley Center.
The annual shoe drive, hosted by Stan's Fit For Your Feet, has collected nearly 10,000 gently used pairs of shoes from Greater Milwaukee residents since its inception. All donated shoes are passed onto Soles4Souls. In addition, Stan's employees personally deliver and fit shoes for many of the area's homeless who frequent Milwaukee's Repairers of the Breach homeless shelter.
"We hope the residents of Greater Milwaukee will brave the cold and snow to once again embrace our shoe drive," said Jim Sajdak, owner of Stan's Fit For Your Feet. "The poor economy is impacting so many people and the need to reach out to others who are less fortunate has never been greater."
"This is a really easy way to help Soles4Souls and Repairers of the Breach who are both doing incredible things for the less fortunate people in our world," continued Sajdak, "We'd like to encourage everyone to bring in that pair of gently used shoes that doesn't fit quite right or that they no longer wear. Join the cause, and clean out the clutter of your closet."
As a way of saying thank you, people donating shoes at Stan's Fit For Your Feet will receive a $10 gift certificate to be used towards a footwear purchase during February at any Stan's Fit For Your Feet location.
For more information on the "Share A Pair" shoe drive, visit stansfootwear.com or call 262-432-4030. Stan's is locally owned and operated. It has been in business since 1950, and specializes in quality footwear from around the world. Its three stores are home to Wisconsin's largest collection of regular and hard to find shoe sizes.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Friday, January 09, 2009
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
The ten-week tour includes dates in 25 different cities, beginning Jan. 19 and running through March 31. Fans will be provided an opportunity to donate a new or gently worn pair of shoes or make a donation to the Soles4Souls organization.
“I’m really looking forward to these shows because I feel like we can make a difference in people’s lives,” Adam says. “It’s not just me performing for an audience, it’s all of us working together for a bigger cause. I can’t wait to get started.”
Adam, whose new single is “What It Takes,” will kick off the partnership on Jan. 8 by delivering shoes to local Nashville shelters as part of the “Takin’ It to the Streets” shoe drive. He will perform at the “Livin’ the Music” benefit concert for Soles4Souls at Nashville club 3rd & Lindsley Bar & Grill later that night.
Monday, January 05, 2009
Friday, January 02, 2009
"These shoes are abandoned property and we're happy that Soles4Souls can make good use out them," said Santengelo.
Soles4Souls Founder and CEO, Wayne Elsey, said the sight of thousands of abandoned shoes was a stark reminder of how many shoes are tossed into American landfills. "Too many perfectly good shoes are thrown away each year, and it's a shame," he said. "Soles4Souls is dedicated to keeping usable footwear out of our landfills and putting them on the feet of needy people around the world," he said.
Soles4Souls has a team on the way to Miami to pick up the shoes, and will distribute them to needy people in Haiti. The island nation is still recovering after a devastating hurricane season, and the shoe charity has already distributed 100,000 pairs of shoes to Haitians in the past four months. Soles4Souls is working with several other charities to send relief shipments of food, clothing, shoes and medicine before the end of January.
The volunteers were trying to collect shoes for Soles4Souls to help those in need and break the record for the longest chain of shoes at the same time.
The current record holder is the National Geographic Kids Magazine with 10,512 shoes measuring 8,700 feet. That chain of shoes was tied up in July.
"It's overwhelming that something like this is going to impact so many people," said Killian Deats, 18.