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SOLES4Souls Shoe Drive

Posted by EclipseCorp on Apr 18, 2011 3:48:00 PM

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Elizabeth Kirk, Soles4Souls

elizabethk@giveshoes.org 615-391-5723

EclipseCorp joins the “11 IN 11” Campaign with a Shoe Drive to Benefit SOLES4SOULS® Inc., the shoe charity collecting new and gently used shoes for people in need..

Central Ohio residents are invited to recycle their ‘gently worn’ shoes in an effort to help distribute 11 million shoes in 2011 to people in need.

Nashville, TN – April 18, 2011 – Soles4Souls Inc. has committed to collect and distribute 11 million shoes in 2011 to people living in extreme poverty and recovering from natural disasters through its “11 IN 11” campaign. The shoe charity gives away one pair of shoes to a person in need every 7 seconds. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 12 million pairs of shoes because of the generosity and commitment of people and organizations like EclipseCorp.

Soles4Souls believes partners like EclipseCorp will challenge others to become a force of change by helping the charity reach its aggressive but necessary “11 IN 11” goal which reflects the every-growing needs of the global community. The shoe charity recognizes its success is the result of individuals and industry partners such as EclipseCorp who clean out closets and warehouses so that 300 million children around the world can have their first pair of shoes.

From April 15 – June 3, Soles4Souls and EclipseCorp will be collecting your 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 11 million pairs of shoes in 2011. 

With the earthquakes in countries like Japan, Haiti and Chile, 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 to get behind our “11 IN 11” campaign and get a little crazy this year. Donating shoes is one of the most simple yet profound gifts you can make, because it will greatly improve someone’s life in the most difficult of times.”

To contribute to the EclipseCorp Soles4Souls shoe drive, please stop by Eclipse Corp at 825 Taylor Road from April 15 – June 3 to drop off new or gently used shoes.   Follow EclipseCorp on twitter to see the progress of this shoe drive. 

If you are looking for a way to get involved beyond collecting & donating shoes, you could partner with EclipseCorp to help cover the cost of transporting the shoes collected to the Soles4Souls warehouse in Tennessee!   People and companies interested in starting their own shoe drive can visit the organization’s website at www.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-business 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 www.giveshoes.org <http://www.giveshoes.org>, www.clothes4souls.org <http://www.clothes4souls.org>, or www.hope4souls.org <http://www.hope4souls.org> for more information.  

For more information please contact:

Sandra Burt, EclipseCorp 614-562-2025, sburt@eclipse-corp.com

Elizabeth Kirk, Soles4Souls, 615-391-5723, elizabethk@giveshoes.org