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Join Soles4Souls® And Thousands Across The Country For The Inaugural 'One Walk' On May 14, 2011


Help Raise Awareness and Funds for the Millions Worldwide without Shoes

What if a quiet walk around your neighborhood could help solve one of the world’s biggest poverty issues? Soles4Souls, the international shoe charity, has announced the first ever walk to help alleviate the deficiency of appropriate footwear around the world. The charity’s One Walk is connecting thousands of individuals around the country on one day this spring — and it can happen wherever you are.  On May 14, 2011, individuals across the country can walk, run, or crawl for children in need. Participants can walk solo or form a team by registering at www.giveshoes.org/onewalk . 100% of the net revenue from the One Walk registration fee is dedicated to helping give shoes to the more than 300 million children and untold adults in the US and abroad.

“The One Walk is an opportunity for individuals to join a national one day initiative to make a change,” said Wayne Elsey, founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. “Individuals can feel the importance of the need by putting footsteps to their support. Join us on May 14th and let your steps change a life.”

How does it work?

One Walk is your walk: you decide where; you decide how long. Invite friends and start a team, get co-workers together or just hit the road by yourself. Doesn’t matter, it’s all for the shoes anyway!

Why are shoes important?

Footwear is the first step to helping people in impoverished areas live healthy, productive lives. Footwear can help eliminate the spreading of diseases through the foot, as well as help children get an education — since many schools have footwear requirements to attend. For more information on the walk or to sign up a team, visit www.giveshoes.org/onewalk .

About Soles4Souls® & Clothes4Souls®
Soles4Souls collects, recycles and reuses shoes from warehouses of footwear companies and closets from individuals. We distribute usable shoes to people in need around the world (we recycle less than 2% of donated footwear). Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 13 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently distributing one pair every 7 seconds). The shoes have been distributed in 125 countries, including Haiti, Kenya, Nepal and the United States.

Clothes4Souls, a new division of Soles4Souls, provides hope for hurting people through the gift of new clothing from manufacturers, designers, and retailers. Those who graciously give (rather than destroy) unused inventory are assured their donations are distributed to people around the world living in desperate need. Donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Visit www.giveshoes.org or www.clothes4souls.org for more information.
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