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 15 million pairs of shoes because of the generosity and commitment of people and organizations like California Closets.
Soles4Souls believes partners like California Closets 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 California Closets who clean out closets and warehouses so that individuals around the world can have a better life through American's excess.
Soles4Souls and California Closets 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.
"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 California Closets 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."
ABOUT THE LOCATION AND DATE:
California Closets will host the Shoe drive beginning September 25th -January 1, 2012.
Just simply bring your used and gently worn shoes to our showroom located near Park Meadows mall and we will do the rest!
8850 E Maximus Dr.
Lone Tree Co 80124
People and companies interested in donating can visit the organization's website at www.giveshoes.org.
Drop off bins for shoes are located at many Curves and Whole Foods locations throughout the Denver Metro area. In Golden, drop-off bins can be found in the Golden Transcript office, 110 N. Rubey Drive, and the Golden Visitors Center, 1010 Washington Ave.
All shoes accepted, from baby booties to snow boots, stilettos to soccer cleats.
All conditions are accepted. Damaged shoes are sent to needy families who can repair and then sell the shoes, earning them income. The most damaged shoes are broken down for raw materials.
No mate? No problem. Even lonely unpaired shoes are accepted. The volume of shoes collected by the organization means a match just might be found.
Please tie or rubber band pairs together.