Friday, March 27, 2009

Shoe Sale supports Seton's Missions

Seton High School students in Cincinnati, OH have chucked the old bake sale, car wash and bagging groceries model to do some good while raising money to do even more good.

Now through April 8, students at the 540-student all-girls Catholic high school are selling clogs and flip-flops for Soles4Souls.

The cost of the shoes - $10 for clogs and $5 for flip-flops - will also benefit mission trips to Appalachia, New Orleans, Guatemala and Honduras the school has planned for the coming summer. Forty percent of proceeds will be returned to the school for that purpose.

"Yes, it helps us out. But the broader picture is it helps globally beyond Price Hill," said Sister Sandy Howe, community service coordinator at Seton High.

Carly Hartman of Delhi Township has been on two mission trips to Appalachia. She will make her third trip there this summer and said she has admired how families come together in times of hardship.

"These are people who have a lot less than we have, materially, but they have more, spiritually, than we do," Hartman said.

Shoes bought through the fundraiser will be donated to the poor in Uganda in honor of Violet, a young Ugandan woman Seton High School has supported since 2002. The school pays for the woman's educational and personal needs.

To give to Seton High School's Soles4Souls fundraiser, visit

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Soles4Souls at the FOX Gives Philanthropy Fair

Cristina Nardozzi, a spokesperson for Soles4Souls, recently attended the FOX Gives Philanthropy Fair Thursday, March 19th in Los Angeles. It was FOX Network's 1st annual fair and over 2,500 FOX employees attended the event.

Cristina was on hand to educate those about the Soles4Souls' mission of changing the world one pair at a time.

"The event was a grand success," said Cristina. "I signed nearly 100 volunteers for our next event on June 4th with the LA Midnight Mission. Thank you to FOX for putting on a wonderful event. I look forward to working with FOX Gives in the future," she said.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Pennsylvania Man Going the Distance to Help Others

Michael Casper, of State College, PA has turned his passion for running into a means of helping local runners test their limits while helping those in need.

Casper, a member of the Nittany Valley Running Club, is the co-founder and director of the annual Tussey Mountainback 50 Mile Relay and Ultramarathon, to be held this year on Oct. 3 at Rothrock State Forest in Huntingdon. The proceeds from this year’s races will benefit Centre Volunteers in Medicine, a local nonprofit clinic whose mission is to serve the health care needs of uninsured Centre County residents.

Casper also partners with Soles4Souls, collecting shoes at all the races he directs. Shoes will be collected at the Mountainback Relay, the Tussey Teasers in the spring and the Discovery Run series in August.

For more information on these races, visit

Shoes for Needy Collected by 10-year-old

A 10-year-old is encouraging others in Jackson, Mississippi to give.

Gabrielle Ambeau held a shoe drive Saturday at New Jerusalem gym on Old Canton Road for Soles4Souls.

Many people stopped by to donate their gently-used shoes for those in need.

Ambeau said she got the idea for the drive after searching the internet with her mom. She was just looking for a way she could get involved in the community and give back to those in need.

"I want to help get people to be able to feel confident about themselves and to have some shoes to wear instead of walking around barefoot all the time and to get back on their feet," Ambeau said.

Ambeau hopes to donate the shoes to people in New Orleans or Africa.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Store Owner Staying Busy in the Community

Starting a business is a busy time for anyone, but Kelly Ellis of Lyndon, Washington has been able to do that while also getting very involved in the community.

Ellis started Sole Obsession Footwear at 105 3rd St. in Lynden almost five months ago, selling shoes for men, women and children. Along the way she's found time to get herself elected vice president of the Lynden Downtown Business Association, become involved in the upcoming Relay for Life in Lynden that benefits the American Cancer Society and work with Soles4Souls by collecting gently worn shoes.

"One thing I've learned about becoming a business owner is there are so many causes to support," Ellis said.

She said the 1,000-square-foot store is focused on service, including a children's play area and one-on-one interaction, such as shoe fitting. Sole Obsession is also a drop-off point for Soles4Souls. Customers can donate their gently worn or new shoes in the big blue and white boxes. Those shoes will be cleaned, bound and distributed to those need in the U.S. and abroad.

The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more details about the store, call (360) 392-8659.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Students Pitch in Donated Shoes to 'Bury the Bug'

Their goal was to "Bury the Bug."

Mission accomplished.

Evansville Christian School students in Evansville, IN circled a convertible Volkswagen Beetle on Friday morning, filling the car with donated shoes. When they finished, the Beetle overflowed with shoes of all types.

The shoes will be shipped worldwide and distributed to children without footwear. The shoe drive, hosted by Soles4Souls, came to Evansville as part of the charity's "North American RV Tour."

The RV and Beetle was parked at The Evansville Centre for another collection during the St. Patrick's Day Run of Luck.

Parent Donna Logan helped coordinate the collection for Evansville Christian School. Her children, Brooks, 13, and Tanner, 9, collected more than 300 shoes by knocking on doors in their East Side neighborhood.

"And it really wasn't very hard," Logan said.

Logan said the shoe drive gives students a visual example of how their volunteer work can help other people.

"I just wish I could take them on a mission trip to the countries where the shoes are going," she said.

The Beetle was provided by Shoe Carnival, a corporate sponsor.

"We like to take part in any local community event by Soles4Souls," said Shoe Carnival spokeswoman Stacy Carr. "I think shoes are an everyday staple that so many people take for granted."

The RV tour is scheduled to last a year and visit cities across the country, said Sondra Clark, a spokeswoman for Soles4Souls, who is traveling on the tour.

Paul Bair, executive director of Evansville Christian School, said students from both east and west campuses participated in the shoe drive. Combined, the two campuses have about 640 students.

Bair said one of his kindergarten students collected 60 pairs of shoes.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sneakers To Boots Hosting Shoe Drive

Sneakers To Boots in Pine Bush, NY is hosting a shoe drive to benefit Soles4Souls.

During the shoe drive, Sneakers to Boots will be offering a 10 percent discount to all customers who bring in gently worn pairs of shoes toward the effort. The shoe drive will began Sunday, March 15th and will last until the end of the month.

Sneakers To Boots is located at 90 Main St. in Pine Bush. For more information, visit

Soles4Souls Helps Project PINSTRIPE Outfit Disadvantaged Youth

Project PINSTRIPE, a not-for-profit organization devoted to building a positive self-image for disadvantaged young adults by providing properly-fitted business attire and career education, hosted its fourth annual one-day event last Saturday, March 14. The event expanded to Atlanta, Charlotte and Nashville, adding to existing events in New York, Boston, Chicago, Detroit and Miami.

Since its founding in New York in 2005, Project PINSTRIPE has grown from 50 participants in New York to 450 participants nationally with annual events in eight cities around the country. The organization outfits underprivileged high school and college-aged men with lightly-used designer suits donated by generous business professionals.

Participants were also given all the necessary accessories to complete their tailored look, including dress shoes donated by Soles4Souls.

"Project PINSTRIPE has given me so many great opportunities. Being young, it's often hard to be taken seriously in a corporate setting. The suits I've been given help me project confidence and give me a much better self-image," said Daniel Meighan, a Prep for Prep and Project PINSTRIPE participant. "I know that I have the skills and know-how to succeed, and Project PINSTRIPE helps to display my qualities in the clothes that I wear."

Friday, March 13, 2009

Nation's Leading Flip Flop Retailer Partners with Toe-rrific Charity

Flip Flop Shops Joins Mission to Provide Footwear to Those in Need; Selects Soles4Souls as National Charity

Nashville, TN – As the nation's first retail chain exclusive to flip flops and sandals, Flip Flop Shops is riding high on the soaring, cult-like popularity of flips flops and the "Free-Your-Toes" movement it is promoting from coast to coast. But for Flip Flop Shops CEO Darin Kraetsch and President Brian Curin, they have found another mission they are equally passionate about -- helping to provide footwear for the millions of shoeless and footsore individuals worldwide.

To this effect, Flip Flops Shops has just announced a partnership with Soles4Souls, an international charity that has distributed more than 4 million donated pairs of new and gently used shoes to people in over 70 countries.

"Partnering with Soles4Souls was natural for us," said Curin (size 10). "Soles4Souls reflects fundamental aspects of the Flip Flop Shops brand and culture. This decision was more than an act of corporate philanthropy; this was the alignment of two organizations that are passionate about helping those in need by providing footwear and the independence, confidence and support associated with a pair of shoes."

Flip Flop Shops has launched a broad scale campaign to bring the partnership to fruition at existing and soon-to-open Flip Flop Shops locations throughout North America. With three shops in operation and 20 shops under development, Flip Flop Shops will promote it's "Free Your Toes...Bring Your Soles" events by hosting shoe drives at each Grand Opening and will offer discounts to customers that donate to Soles4Souls. Flip Flop Shops anticipates collecting 10,000 pairs of shoes in 2009 for donation to Soles4Souls.

"Our partnership with Soles4Souls is another example of Doing The Right Thing," said Kraetsch (size 10). "Doing The Right Thing is the driving force behind our culture and overall philosophy and we are proud to support such a great cause."

To fully integrate Flip Flop Shops consumers with the Soles4Souls mission, the Soles4Souls RV Tour will stop at Flip Flop Shops locations throughout the country, spreading its excitement and goodwill to local towns. Flip Flop Shops currently has locations operating in Arizona and California, and will soon open additional franchised shops in Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Texas, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, New Jersey, Delaware, and Ohio; as well as forays into Vancouver, British Columbia and Guam.

Selling such popular brands as Reef, havaianas, Sanuk, Hurley and OluKai, Flip Flop Shops plans to reach 236 shops across North America within the next five years.

About Flip Flop Shops
Founded in September 2004, Flip Flop Shops is the nation's first retail chain exclusive to flip flops and sandals. The company began franchising in January 2008. Flip Flop Shops is an Environmentally Responsible Retailer and encourages the nation to free their toes. The executive team boasts more than 50 years of franchise experience building and growing some of the world's fastest-growing franchise concepts, category leaders and some of America's most well-known brands, including Cold Stone Creamery, Moe's Southwest Grill and Nike. With three locations currently operating and 20 in development, the company plans to franchise 236 shops by 2013. For more franchise opportunity information, visit

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

SHHS Sponsors Drive to Benefit Soles4Souls

Spring Hill High School in Spring Hill, TN announced a shoe drive to benefit Soles4Souls March 9-13. Students, faculty, Columbia and Spring Hill residents are invited to recycle their “gently worn” shoes for people in need.

Spring Hill High School will also be accepting donations to help ship the shoes to people in need, whether they are victims of a natural disaster or subject to living in extreme poverty. The charity can use each and every one of these pairs to make a tangible difference in someone's life.

“We can use the shoes taking up space in your closet to change the world one pair at a time,” said Wayne Elsey, Soles4Soles CEO and founder. “We need our partners in Spring Hill High School to “step up” and get behind our call for action. It’s one of the most simple yet profound gifts you can make, because it will greatly improve someone’s life in the most difficult of times,” he said.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Store's Help is a Step in the Right Direction

A Marlton, NJ shoe store has joined with Soles4Souls to collect gently worn shoes for the poor in parts of the U.S. and overseas. Fleet Feet Sports, on Route 73 South, has collected about 200 pairs of shoes in the month since it became a drop-off location for Soles4Souls.

"It's been wildly successful," said Paul Flaherty, the store's general manager. "The response has already been much greater than we would've ever anticipated."

Many donors at the Marlton store are regular customers, Flaherty said, but anyone can walk in and donate their shoes.

"Many of our clients bring their old shoes in with them when they come in to buy new ones, and it's just a natural thing for them to just put them in the receptacle before they leave," Flaherty said.

All types, brands and sizes are needed, Flaherty said, including sneakers, high heels, men's dress shoes, slippers, even moccasins, can be used, Flaherty said.

"This isn't about the shoe's performance," he said. "We're sending to Third World countries in some cases, where children are going without any shoes at all."

Once the shoes go through the reconditioning process, they're sent to third-party organizations, like the American Red Cross, that distribute them to the needy. About 95 percent of the shoes donated are in good enough condition to refurbish and distribute and the other 5 percent are ground up and recycled into playground surfacing material.

Flaherty's store joined the effort in early February at the prompting of store employees and customers.
"Our hope is that this is only going to grow," he added.

Ecor Rouge DAR names 'Good Citizens'

Ecor Rouge DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) has recognized four Baldwin County, Alabama high school seniors as DAR Good Citizens.

Elizabeth Ann Moore McDonald earned her recognition by participating in a Soles4Souls shoe drive, as well as volunteering her time to a number of other community minded organizations.

Criteria for receiving recognition as a DAR Good Citizen includes service, consideration of others, leadership, interest in family, school and community.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Got Gently Worn Shoes?

Letting someone "walk a mile or two in your shoes" comes with an incentive this weekend. The Runner shoe store in Arlington, TX is offering to take gently worn shoes from its customers this weekend and distribute them to people living in poverty or whose lives have been disrupted by a natural disaster.

In return for donating footwear to Soles4Souls, customers will get a 20 percent discount at the store! The Runner Shop is located at 3535 W. Pioneer Parkway.

Nazareth Academy Shoe Drive will be held until April 8

Nazareth Academy's senior board in La Grange Park, IL is hosting a shoe drive for Soles4Souls through April 8.

Senior class members will organize the school in collecting gently used shoes which will then be shipped to Soles4Souls. Local residents of the community are invited to recycle shoes and drop them off before April 8 at the school office, 1209 W. Ogden Ave., La Grange Park.

An out-of-uniform day will be held April 2 where the student body can purchase a $2 pass or donate shoes.

Georgia Stores Collecting Footwear for Needy

Macon-based Run Fit Sports stores in Macon and Warner Robins would like people to recycle their gently worn shoes for others in need. Saturday, the stores will collect used shoes and donate them to Soles4Souls.

"We can use the shoes taking up space in your closet to change the world one pair at a time," said Soles4Souls founder Wayne Elsey. "We need our partners in Middle Georgia to step up and get behind our call for action. It's one of the most simple yet profound gifts you can make, because it will greatly improve someones life in the most difficult of times."

The stores are located at 4524 Forsyth Road in Macon and at 4025 Watson Blvd. in Warner Robins.

In exchange for a donation, Run Fit Sports will give a trade-in discount of 10 percent off on a pair of new shoes.

People who may not have any shoes to donate may make a monetary donation instead.

Hillsborough Street Renaissance Festival (Raleigh NC) Gears Up for Spring

[from, written by Kelly Behling]

With construction set to begin on Raleigh's Hillsborough Street in May, many people will be avoiding the work zone for the next two years. Before it begins, a green celebration has been planned, right in time for spring.

On Saturday, March 14, the Hillsborough Street Renaissance Festival will shut the road to traffic between Gardner Street and Enterprise Street to make way for booths, music and food. The festival, which begins at noon, will feature cooking competitions with local food, a fashion show featuring recycled materials, and exhibits showcasing alternative fuels and cars with environmentally friendly technology. The Kid Zone will even feature solar-powered race cars, among other activities designed to keep little ones entertained.

The event was conceived as a way to help tie together three facets of the community surrounding N.C. State: businesses, families and students.

"The goal is to revitalize Hillsborough Street," said Amy Callahan, a spokeswoman for the festival. "We want to make it a place where people want to go to hang out again and enjoy Raleigh together. There's a dividing line between the campus and the community that runs along Hillsborough Street. We hope by revitalizing the street there will no longer be that line."

Food will provide one catalyst for unity. NCSU fraternities will face off against Hillsborough Street restaurants cooking their famous barbecue, with the green theme highlighted by a solar-powered pig cooker. More than 20 types of barbecue will be available for sampling, as well as a variety of pies provided by NCSU sororities. Festival-goers can enter a raffle to become a judge of the Iron Chef-style cooking competition between two local chefs.

Proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets, auction items, food, drinks and memorabilia will go to three charities: Engineers Without Borders, MorLove and Soles4Souls, which all provide recycled materials or renewable energy to those in need.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the festival. For more information, see

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Altrusa International of Branch County works with Soles4Souls to Meet Needs of Children

[excerpted from The Daily Reporter, Coldwater Michigan]

photo and story by Roland Stoy

There are so many needs for so many people in Branch County, Michigan.

Important among those needs are shoes and boots for children, and Altrusa International of Branch County, an organization of executive and professional women, has made this area one of their activities in community service.

"The need is huge," said Connie Winbigler of Altrusa. "There are a lot of children who don't have proper shoes or boots, and this can become a health issue."

Thanks to their affiliation with Soles4Souls, an international organization dedicated to providing footwear for those in need, Altrusa has an inventory of shoes and boots stored in the basement of Hauska Home and Farm on Chicago Street in downtown Coldwater.

Monday, Winbigler, along with Sara Roper of Hauska and Sue Crabtree, stocked an additional 114 pair of shoes and boots, and were gratified to fit a couple of young clients with new footwear.

Winbigler said they have been spreading the word to service clubs and organizations regarding the availability, but primarily teachers from pre-school to grades three and four are on the watch for those children in need and have forms by which the footwear is procured.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Stanwood (WA) Woman Gathers Good Soles for Poor Souls

[By Gale Fiege, Writer for The Daily Herald, Everett Washington]

STANWOOD -- As a young woman, Susanna "Z" Mantis had a corporate consulting career. She wore black Armani suits with colorful high heels that matched her ever-changing fingernail polish.

"I had at least 60 pairs of shoes, all carefully kept in their boxes," Mantis said. "I could have been another Imelda Marcos."

Fortunately, Mantis is not Marcos, who, as the wife of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, was infamous for her extensive shoe collection. Instead Mantis, now a 55-year-old Stanwood businesswoman, is collecting shoes for an organization called Soles4Souls, which distributes shoes in the United States and abroad to those who have nothing on their feet.

"There are 30 million people worldwide without shoes and most of them are kids," Mantis said.

As soon as she had registered online to run a shoe drive for the nonprofit group, Mantis got a donation of six pairs from an Oak Harbor family. This surprised Mantis, who quickly realized she had hit on something people could do to help others.

"Everybody's got a nice pair of shoes in the closet that isn't being worn," she said. "And people evidently need something positive to do in these last weeks of winter."

Mantis decided to declare February as Global Shoe Month in Stanwood and set a goal to collect 1,000 pairs of shoes.

With the help of her artist husband, R. Allen Jensen, she erected a shoe-drive thermometer outside her shop, Z's All Things Good in downtown Stanwood. They decorated the entrance to the shop with lots of old footwear -- saddle shoes, cowboy boots and patent-leather flats -- in walking positions and headed to the donation box on the shop's porch.

Mantis soon began receiving donations of 20 to 50 pairs of shoes a day.

"It was unbelievable. What a trip. We had little old ladies bringing in two at a time. Men in wheelchairs carried shoes in their teeth," she said. "Then there was a group of siblings who didn't believe their mom when she told them there are children without shoes. I showed them some photos and they handed their extra shoes right over."

Stanwood Elementary School teacher Kathy Tredo joined the effort, telling her fifth-graders a story about a brother and sister in India who had to share a pair of shoes. Soon her colleagues and their students all were donating shoes.

"Susanna is doing a great thing. She's caring and passionate, and people have really caught the bug from her," Tredo said.

Mantis, who grew up in a Greek-Italian family, recalls feeling resentful when her father would hire people right out of jail to work in his restaurant and then invite them to Christmas. Those holidays sowed the seeds of caring for others, however, she said. After suffering an injury after running a couple marathons, Mantis took off her high heels and changed her career to focus on caring for people dealing with pain.

For more than 10 years she has produced essential oils as alternative remedies for aches, practiced foot reflexology and taught yoga. Mantis opened Z's a couple years ago and immediately began looking for a big community service project to lead.

As the shoe drive went on during February, boxes and boxes of shoes began taking over the yoga room at the shop. They filled the trunk of Mantis' car and a storage room. She asked the crew at a nearby Starbucks store to take down a donation box she had set up there.

When the number of shoes donated reached 1,200 pairs on Tuesday, Mantis had to limit people to donations of children's shoes or the financial help to get the shoes shipped off to Soles4Souls.

"People have been so generous," Mantis said. "Every day when I come to work and see all the shoes, I am just in tears. How could you not be?"

Gale Fiege: 425-339-3427 or

Moxie Kids Announces Shoe Drive to Benefit Soles4Souls Inc.

[from the Carolina Newswire]

Moxie Kids announced today that it is hosting a shoe drive to benefit Soles4Souls Inc., the international footwear charity that delivers shoes to needy people around the world. During the shoe drive, Moxie Kids will be offering a 15% discount on Spring/Summer shoes to all customers who bring in gently worn pairs of shoes toward the effort. The shoe drive will begin on March 1, 2009 and will end on March 15, 2009. Moxie Kids is located at 2026 Cameron St. in Cameron Village, Raleigh, NC.

"Many of our customers are interested in recycling as well as charitable giving," said Gina DeFrank, co-owner of Moxie Kids. "This shoe drive gives them a good discount on new shoes that their own growing kids need as well as the opportunity to recycle their shoes from the previous season in support of a great cause," she said.

"We are excited that Moxie Kids is working with us to spread joy to people, both here in the United States and around the world," said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. "It is only because of proactive retail stores, such as Moxie Kids, that we are able to accomplish our goal of getting shoes on the feet of people who need them most," he said.

For more information on how you can get involved with this shoe drive and take advantage of the discount toward a new pair of shoes, contact Beth Podlesnik, Manager, (919) 821-3348.

About Moxie Kids

Moxie Kids is a childrens boutique located in Raleigh's Cameron Village and online at The store specializes in unique clothing and shoes with a modern twist for boys and girls ages 0 to 8. In 2008, Moxie Kids was voted best Children's Store in the Triangle by Citysearch.

Auburn Tigers Students Collecting Shoes for Soles4Souls

[from Morgan Stashick at the Auburn Plainsman]

A campaign by members of SGA to collect shoes for those in need kicked off Tuesday.

The campaign is in connection with Soles4Souls, an organization with one mission: to impact as many lives as possible with the gift of shoes.

Auburns Tiger Tuesdays program ELF, Exploring Leadership for Freshmen, is joining Souls4Souls efforts for the fourth year to receive shoes and give them away in a campus-wide drive.

According to, the organization was founded in 2004.

The organization has donated more than 1 million shoes to victims of the Asian tsunami and Hurricanes Rita and Katrina.

Its goal is to bring the relief of footwear to people who are affected by natural disasters and to other areas in need across the United States and other countries around the world.

Being from Mobile, I have seen firsthand the destruction caused by Katrina and how devastating it was to so many people on the Gulf Coast said Stacie Davis, assistant director of ELF, in an e-mail. Soles4Souls provides brand new shoes to these people, some of them who have lost everything they own.

The first year ELF was involved with Soles4Souls, 300 pairs of shoes were donated to those in need.

Last year donations increased to about 2,000 pairs of shoes.

We ask that people donate $2 along with their shoes to pay for shipping, said Victoria Bennett, director of ELF and a sophomore majoring in microbiology and pre-med. This year our goal is 2,000 pairs of shoes and $2,000.

A distribution center in Roanoke handles where the locally collected shoes are sent.

According to the Soles4Souls Web site, domestic areas in need of donated shoes include the Appalachia Mountains region, summer camps for disadvantaged children, Navajo/Hopi Indian reservations, womens domestic abuse shelters, inner city hospitals and homeless shelters.

Shoes collected by the organization are also distributed to orphanages and villages around the world.

Bennett said chapter visits made by members of ELF and simple word of mouth are spreading the message about the Soles4Souls organization and their shoe drive on the Auburn campus.

We are very excited that ELF is partnering with the Athletic Department during the mens LSU basketball game on March 7, said Landon McKean, ELF graduate adviser. Everyone is encouraged to bring a pair of shoes in support of Soles4Souls in order to be admitted to the game for free.

Bennett said extra spirit points will also be awarded to those in the Greek community who bring a pair of shoes to the basketball game.

Collection bins will be set up in residence halls, Haley Center, the Student Center and other buildings on campus.

Students are asked to drop off shoes from Feb. 24 until March 10.

This organization helps so many people, and I am so excited that we, as Auburn students, can help them help others, Davis said.

Foot Solutions in Raritan, NJ, to Host Shoe Drive

Foot Solutions will host a shoe drive to benefit Soles4Souls Inc., the international footwear charity that delivers shoes to needy people around the world.

During the shoe drive, Foot Solutions will be offering a $15 discount to all customers who bring in gently worn pairs of shoes toward the effort. The shoe drive will end on Saturday, March 21.

Foot Solutions is at the corner of Orlando Drive and Route 206 in the Stop and Shop Mall in Raritan.

For more information on how you can get involved with this shoe drive and take advantage of the discount toward a new pair of shoes, contact George Tay at 908-595-0799 or visit