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Soles4Souls | Yungpost
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Soles4Souls

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Description: Giving the impoverished shoes and clothes. Soles4Souls aims to combat the devastating impact of poverty by giving shoes and clothes to those individuals. The organization collects the shoes and clothes (both new and used) from individuals, schools, institutions, organization, and corporations. After receiving the gear, Soles4Souls distributes it through either directly giving it to those in need. Furthermore, the organization sells the gear to micro-enterprise organizations in exchange for business support and training for local businesses in countries like Haiti.

Its impact: Since it started in 2005, Soles4Souls has donated to disadvantaged people 19millions pairs of shoes – currently it donates 1 pair every 7 seconds. It has distributed the shoes to 129 countries including Thailand, Japan, Kenya, and the United States.

Its partners: Soles4Souls has worked with many different corporations including Kenneth Cole, DC Shoe Company, Converse, and New Balance. The Kenneth Cole Foundation even partnered with the Soles4Souls foundation in 2010 to build a community wellness center in Haiti.

If you are interested and want to know more, visit http://www.giveshoes.org/

Matthew Yung