Saturday, June 7, 2008

Good for the Sole

We recently heard about a great organization, Soles4Souls, that works to provide shoes for the needy, both domestically and abroad. According to the Soles4Souls website, over 300 million children worldwide have never owned a pair of shoes and their goal is to change that statistic by providing people with a new or gently used pair of shoes donated by shoe companies, churches, organizations and individuals. Here are some the places Souls4Souls sends donated shoes:


- Disaster zones, like New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina
- Appalachian Mountain region
- Domestic abuse shelters
- Inner city hospitals
- Homeless shelters


- Landfills, where many people make their living sifting through the garbage to find reusable materials and food
- Orphanages in Africa, Australia, Asia, South and Central America and Europe
- Villages where women must walk many miles barefoot to collect their daily water supply

For more information or to learn how to donate shoes or funds to Soles4Souls, check out their website!

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