Big Pine Key, FL (PressExposure) November 17, 2011 -- Soles4Souls Inc. has committed to collect and distribute shoes to people living in extreme poverty and recovering from natural disasters. The shoe charity provides one pair of shoes to a person in need every 7 seconds. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 13 million pairs of shoes because of the generosity and commitment of people and organizations like Bare Sole Sandals.
Soles4Souls believes partners like Bare Sole Sandals will challenge others to become a force of change by helping the charity cater to the evolving needs of the global community. The shoe charity recognizes its success is the result of individuals and industry partners such as Bare Sole Sandals who clean out closets and warehouses so that individuals around the world can have a better life through American's excess.
Soles4Souls and Bare Sole Sandals will be collecting your new or gently worn footwear and/or donations to make a tangible difference through the gift of shoes. Every donation will support the charity's initiative to distribute shoes to those in need. Bare Sole Sandals previously held a shoe drive in 2008.
"With tragedies such as the earthquakes in countries like Haiti and Japan, on top of the enormous needs elsewhere, we can use the estimated 1.5 billion shoes taking up space in the closets of ordinary people to change the world one pair at a time," said Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls, Wayne Elsey.
Elsey added, "We need partners like Bare Sole Sandals to get behind Soles4Souls. Donating shoes is one of the most simple yet profound acts you can do, because it will greatly improve someone's life in the most difficult of times."
Bare Sole Sandals is located in Big Pine Key, FL in the beautiful Florida Keys. Shoes for donation can be dropped off at the store on Friday November 25 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm and Saturday November 26 from 9:00 - 5:00. For more information, visit http://www.baresolesandalsstore.com
People and companies interested in donating can visit the organization's website at giveshoes.org.
About Soles4Souls®, Clothes4Souls®, and Hope4Souls
Soles4Souls collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support micro-enterprise efforts to eradicate poverty. Soles4Souls' other two divisions, Clothes4Souls and Hope4Souls, provide the same relief and support through clothing and other necessities. Donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Visit giveshoes.org for more information.