Wednesday, June 30, 2010
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Friday, June 25, 2010
Proof that you can make a difference in the lives of others no matter how old you are or where you live. Find a Soles4Souls donation location near you today!
A 5th grader at Burgundy Farm County Day School collected over 50 pairs of shoes from her classmates and donated them to Soles4Souls at the Comfort One Shoes location in her town. This just goes to show that you can make a big impact, no matter how old you are.
Motivated to collect shoes for Vacation Bible School, it only took this small group of people a couple of hours to collect 106 pairs of shoes!
West Chester, OH
Back in October, this group stood outside in the wind and bitter cold and still managed to raise 1,300 pairs of shoes for Soles4Souls. Not even a year later, they have collected 7,000 pairs of shoes and are getting ready to ship them.
2525 Bernadette Drive
Columbia, MO 65203
So, don't delay! When else can you donate one pair of shoes and be eligible to win $1,000? For more information, check out their facebook page!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Soles4Souls is proud to announce their First Annual Golf Tournament at The Hermitage Golf Course on The President’s Reserve, Monday, October 18th, 2010 starting at 12:30pm. Come and support this incredible charity while enjoying 18 holes of golf on one of the most prestigious courses in America, a fabulous meal and many incredible prizes! There will also be golfing contests and an auction to raise additional funds to support the billions of people in the world that live without shoes. For every $1 that Soles4Souls receives, 1 pair of shoes will be given to someone in need.
For those of you who are not avid golfers, there are sponsor packages available just for you! These packages range from being a Tournament Title Sponsor, to a Hole Sponsor, or to a Golf Cart Sponsor, and many options in between. Soles4Souls is also taking donations for the auction following the golf outing. All donations are tax deductible – that includes playing, sponsoring and donating!
Limited space is available, so please sign-up today to support this incredible cause!
View and Print the Sign Up Forms:
Team Sign Up
For more information please contact Soles4Souls by phone at 615-391-5723 or email Mehgan Heaton at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
If you are looking for a way to get involved, please join us. We would love to have you! You can visit our website for any information on how to help.
Friday, June 04, 2010
As the experiential manager of Soles4Souls, I coordinate and lead international distribution trips that allow others to travel with Soles4Souls and experience what it’s like to give the gift of shoes to those in need. My emotions from the experiences on these trips are indescribable. We see the children on commercials and we hear about their stories, but meeting them and “walking in their shoes” truly has changed my life.
Last week our team traveled to Haiti and distributed shoes to orphanages. As we sat washing the children’s feet, sizing and lacing their shoes, I realized the impact the simple gift of shoes has on their lives. These children are fighting for survival and desperate for hope. Many children in Haiti live on the street and have never owned a pair of shoes. Their frowns turned to smiles, their tears to laughter, because through the tangible product of a shoe they realized that someone cared. The millions of people who donated shoes were represented in our team’s faces and they saw comfort and love. These children long for someone to hold them, play with them, and comfort them.
You now have the opportunity to become that person. Your hug can be their hope. Your smile can be their comfort. If you want to make a difference, I invite you to join me and “walk in their shoes.” See firsthand the struggles and poverty they face each day, and give them a gift that provides safety and security as they step out into a new tomorrow. You will impact their life and I am certain your's will forever be changed.
The following link will direct you to Soles4Souls trip information:
Thursday, June 03, 2010
That is until I started working for an organization called Soles4Souls, the international shoe charity dedicated to providing a free pair of shoes to people in need. They offer a solution to the growing need for footwear by refurbishing our ‘gently’ worn shoes and giving them to people who are less fortunate. We receive emails and letters all the time from struggling mothers who felt unattractive and alone until they receive a pair of shoes at a distribution and it changes their whole outlook on life.
Our Founder Wayne Elsey just returned last Thursday from a shoe-distribution trip to Haiti, and what he saw there was astonishing:
Toddlers roaming the streets in the midst of rubble and raw sewage without supervision, food, clothing, or shoes.
People in the tent cities in Port-Au-Prince were without running water or electricity, not knowing where their next meal will come from—children can’t go to school or get clean clothes.
Parents are weak from giving their children any spare scraps of food they get to their children.
People are literally starving to death on the side of the streets.
He spent a day with the children at a local orphanage in Port-Au-Prince, and as he reached down to fit these tiny feet with their only pair of shoes, he realized they were also reaching for his hands, grabbing his cheeks, crawling on his lap. So he took the time to hold each one of them, listen to their stories (even if he couldn’t make out their broken Creole), and show them that they mattered. The children left that day with more than just a pair of shoes, they left with the HOPE of a brighter tomorrow.
These horrific circumstances are not unique to Haiti; with more than 300 million children in the world who don’t own a single pair of shoes.Today is the start of Soles4Souls' 3rd Annual National Barefoot Week. From June 1-7 we are encouraging people like you to help us raise awareness for this international crisis by participating in the week in some small way (even with the hustle and bustle of marriage and motherhood).
Below are some simple ways I’m encouraging my friends to get involved. Your little acts can help us change the world one pair at a time.
•Go barefoot for a day - or even just an afternoon and blog about the experience, or talk about it with friends
•Encourage your kids or coworkers to designate a day to go barefoot
•Raise funds for Soles4Souls through a designated fundraiser page
•Clean out your closet and drop off your unworn shoes at an official drop off location
•Host a shoe drive at your local school, day care, church, work place, etc.
•If you’re a blogger, use your blog to post pictures of your family or office going barefoot.
•Change your twitter or facebook avatar to your barefoot and let your friends know that June 1-7 is National Barefoot Week