Whitney Henderson’s DARE2MOVE JOINS THE “11 IN 11” CAMPAIGN WITH A SHOE DRIVE TO BENEFIT SOLES4SOULS® INC, THE SHOE CHARITY, AT Blackhawk Plastic Surgery Center from May 16-May 26!!
All area 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 – DATE – 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 provides one pair of shoes to a person in need every 7 seconds. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 13 million pairs of shoes because of the generosity and commitment of people and organizations like DARE2MOVE.
Soles4Souls believes partners like DARE2MOVE 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 evolving needs of the global community. The shoe charity recognizes its success is the result of individuals and industry partners such as Whitney Henderson who clean out closets and warehouses so that individuals around the world can have a better life through American’s excess.
For a limited time, Soles4Souls and DARE2MOVE will be collecting your new or 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 tragedies such as the earthquakes in countries like Haiti and Japan, 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 like DARE2MOVE 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 acts you can do, because it will greatly improve someone’s life in the most difficult of times.”
From Monday May 16 through Thursday May 26, Whitney Henderson’s DARE2MOVE campaign will be collecting shoes and donations at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery Center from 9:00 to 5:00 to kick-start a 10,000 shoe campaign. From June 1 to September 5 Whitney Henderson is partnering with Soles4Souls to run a solo race across America, from the coast of Florida to the coast of California, to help “change the world one pair at a time.”
People and companies interested in donating 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-enterprise 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 soles4souls.org for more information.
For more information please contact:
41 Pheasant Run Terrace
Danville, CA 94506
Blackhawk Plastic Surgery & Medspa & 3600 Blackhawk Plaza Circle