Remember that one man's trash is another man's treasure...
***Over 1 and a half BILLION shoes lay idle in American closets.
***OVER 300 MILLION children around the world are without shoes.
***Soles4Souls gives away a pair of shoes every 9 seconds.
Right now, the Wichita County Schools are doing everything that they can to help the shoeless people throughout the world. If you happen to have ANY shoes just laying around your house doing nothing, PLEASE send them to either of the Leoti schools. Either send your students to school with them or drop them off at either of the grade or the high school offices OR take them to the USD 467 Office.
These shoes DEFINITELY do NOT need to be brand new but they do need to be in good enough shape that people do not have holes in them. They do not need to be totally in style either. Remember that these shoes will be given to totally shoeless people. I doubt if any of the recipients have been looking through the latest style magazines or watching style revues on TV!
Here are the people who can help drastically: Individuals (you and me), Retailers, Groups/Civic Organizations, Churches/Synagogues, Footwear Manufacturers, Corporations/Businesses, Schools.
What Soles4Souls does...
It facilitates the donations of shoes which are used to aid the hurting worldwide. Shoe companies, retailers, and individuals can donate footwear (both new and used). Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS, therefore, donating parties are elegible for tax advantages.
The opportunities are endless. They have distributed product to people in need in OVER 125 countries on 5 continents, including the United States, Honduras, Guatemala, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Swaziland, Uganda, Iraq, Peru, Thailand and Nepal. It is so easy for anyone to help give hope simply by giving a pair of shoes!
From fundraisers to just simply donating cash, visit their website for ideas on how YOU can get plugged in. www.giveshoes.org
If you don't live around here but still want to help, send shoes to the following address:
World Distribution Center
315 Airport Road
contact them at
319 Martingale Drive
call them at 615-391-5723.
We all need to be involved with this.