Friday, January 23, 2009

Stan's Share-A-Pair for Soles4Souls

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 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.

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