Thursday, August 06, 2009

Soles4Souls to Host Shoe Drive in August

Soles4Souls is collecting new shoes from shoppers at Opry Mills shopping mall during August. Shoes will be donated to the community.

Shoppers who donate new shoes will receive an Opry Mills coupon book. Shoes can be brought to the mall's guest services area.

Ten shoes autographed by celebrities shoes will be displayed during the month at OFF 5th Saks 5th Avenue and will be up for bid on eBay from noon Aug. 21 until noon Aug. 31.

On Saturday, Aug. 8, Soles4Souls will celebrate its Guinness world record that was set when the local shoe charity broke the mark for longest chain of shoes, made with nearly 20,000 pairs. Soles4Souls made the chain from its collection of new and gently used shoes last holiday season.

Activities scheduled include:

• 1-3 p.m. — Radio remote from Mix 92.9 FM

• 1-2 p.m. — The Fish, 94 FM, will present an artist on stage.

• 2:15 p.m. — Wayne Elsey, Soles4Souls CEO, will speak and be presented with the Guinness world record certificate.

• 2:30 p.m. — Tiffany Johnson performs

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