Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Soles4Souls Launches Haiti Relief Effort!

How many pairs of unused training shoes do you have just lying around, or stuffed in the back of the closet? Not using them, but they are too good to "just throw away"!

Soles4Souls Inc. has announced PROJECT HAITI, a campaign to engage the general public in collecting new and gently worn shoes and monetary donations for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. Soles4Souls has committed over 1 MILLION pairs of shoes to aid in the recovery and rebuilding process.

The charity has already pledged 100,000 pairs of new shoes to be distributed to Haitians during a sustained giving plan in coordination with other agencies. In conjunction with its partners in the footwear industry and trusted distribution agencies, Soles4Souls is sending a complete relief package that includes food, medical supplies, water, blankets and baby products.

You can help: clean out your closet or host a shoe drive with your club or team. Don't want to collect shoes? See Soles4Souls website for other ways you can donate and help the relief effort.

Please share this with others! For more information on Soles4Souls, or to contribute to their Haiti relief effort, please visit Soles4Souls.
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A special thanks to my fellow blogger friend Brian at VIF-Victory Is for Finishing for passing this information along to me!

8 comments:

Running Through Life said...

Ironically my wife and I just dropped off about 6 pairs to our running store 2 weeks ago. This was right before the disaster. My local store even gave us $5 off coupons for anything in the store. A win win.

onelittletrigirl said...

Brian is a good friend of mine and our Tri Team will be collecting many shoes- thanks for posting this and getting the word out!

RunnerDude said...

Hey Running Through Life! That's awesome man! Kudos to you!

RunnerDude said...

Hi onelittletrigirl! What a small world! That's so cool you guys know each other!

KBroome said...

Wow, great idea!

Bob (Downtown Runner) said...

GREAT idea! I'm going to put this on my blog tonight and get a few pairs of shoes ready to go!

Jamoosh said...

Great post. Many runners are under the impression that old shoes belong in the trash. Providing information of how their donations help and how easy it is to drop shoes off is great for the cause - Whether it be for Haiti or any other organization.

RunnerDude said...

Hey Jamoosh! You're exactly right! Nike has a recycling program too where the shoes are disassembled and make into things like basketball court flooring!