Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Soles4Souls to distribute new shoes to Union Gospel Mission in Dallas

by PegNews wire

Soles4Souls®, the shoe charity, and their RV team will distribute pairs of new shoes to residents of the Union Gospel Mission in Dallas. The center serves as a shelter to more than 500 homeless men, women and children, providing them with food, shelter, and clothing. Dallas is a part of a 20-city distribution tour to commemorate Soles4Souls Five Year Anniversary. The tour launched in New Orleans, LA on January 8th and will continue to Austin, TX on January 18th.

Soles4Souls staff and RV team are crisscrossing the nation on a national distribution tour and will be present at the site to fit the Union Gospel Mission clients with shoes. Allen and Silvana Clark are empty nesters who joined the Soles4Souls team in early 2009 and have since visited more than 100 cities throughout the country to engage the general public on becoming involved with the charity. They are excited to be involved with the 5 Year Anniversary tour, and knew Dallas would be a great addition. “Dallas is full of successful professionals, but there are also a high number of individuals in need of a helping hand. We are happy to be able to meet the hurting face-to-face and offer them a little hope with the gift of shoes,” said Silvana Clark.

More About Soles4Souls:

Nashville-based Soles4Souls® facilitates the donations of both new and used shoes, which are used to aid the hurting worldwide. Soles4Souls has distributed more than 7 million pairs (currently donating one pair every 9 seconds) to people in over 125 countries, including Honduras, Uganda, Romania, and the United States. The charity has been featured recently in Runner's World and the Green Guide by National Geographic. It has also appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, FOX, CBS, and hundreds of regional outlets around North America. Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS; donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Visit for more information.

More About Union Gospel Mission:

Since 1949 the Union Gospel Mission has been reaching out to the homeless in Dallas. We provide food, shelter, clothing and faith to 500+ men, women and children nightly. For many the mission is a place to enter, to seek shelter from the storm. For many others it’s a place to stay, to live, to become a healthy member of society with a deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ.

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