Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Esmond's Shoe Store Plays Local Role in Getting Shoes to Needy


Richmond, Indiana -- Soles4Souls and Esmond’s Shoes will collect footwear and/or monetary donations later this month to ship the shoes to people in need.

The shoe drive at the Richmond Esmond’s Shoes store at 17 S. 8th St. will be held Oct. 26-31.

It is estimated that Americans have 1.5 billion pairs of unused shoes lying in their closets. The charity can use each pair to help those in need.

“Every year we have a storewide sale and the week of Oct. 26-31 will be our second year helping with Soles4Souls,” said Rodger Sieb, owner of Esmond’s Shoes.

People and companies interested in donating can visit the organization’s Web site at

Soles4Souls is a Nashville, Tenn.-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and individuals’ closets. It distributes these shoes free of charge to people in need.

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