Friday, December 11, 2009

Soles4Souls to be Featured on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"

December 8, 2009) Soles4Souls, the shoe charity dedicated to giving shoes to people in need, will be featured prominently on an upcoming episode of ABC’s hit television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. In the episode, the charity is helping a devoted mom who is trying to provide for her family by giving back to her community with the gift of shoes.

Delores Powell, a Jamaican immigrant who moved to United States in search of the American dream, has struggled to make ends meet. After becoming a US citizen, she and her four children moved to Buffalo, NY in 2002 in search of affordable housing. After a year of living in an apartment, Dolores found what she believed was the jackpot: a six bedroom “fixer upper.” The seller failed to mention the home was on the city’s demolition list and as a result, Delores had to beg the city for leniency. They agreed, and she has spent the last five and half years repairing it, but the home is still unlivable.

Despite all of the trials, Delores still finds time to volunteer in her community through a local grassroots non-profit called “PUSH Buffalo,” that works to rebuild and improve the West Side of Buffalo.

“We are honored to be a part of such a unique and inspirational story,” said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. “To be able to share in the show’s message of hope and see a community touched by a woman who needed help herself is a true testament to how one person can make a difference.”

We will update you soon on the air date that is coming soon. Thanks for helping us change the world one pair at a time.

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