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I love dressing my kids in fun and cute styles especially with fun footwear. Unfortunately, I’ve realized that they also quickly grow out of things and don’t always get the most amount of wear from them. It always made me feel bad that I was wasting money or making purchases that didn’t get the best use. That is until I heard about Soles 4 Soles, a not for profit global enterprise fighting poverty through collection and distribution of shoes. When of my favorite shoe company, Stride Rite, partnered with Soles4Soles, I was introduced to an amazing solution that I hope many will participate.
Soles4Soles helps children attend school and adults work by providing shoes in developing nations where walking has become unbearable or in times of disaster and many more people are in need including the United States. Walking is a primary mode of transportation in many nations and unfortunately, there are also many diseases prevalent in those areas that lead to sickness or even death. Without shoes, many children are unable to attend school and obtain the necessary education to end the poverty cycle. Soles4Soles helps distribute shoes to these families so that they can help themselves to education and jobs to help end the cycle and improve their own economic conditions. I love that it is based on the micro-enterprise model where people and companies are enabled to help themselves and not just receive handouts that last only short term.
I simply donate gently used shoes and Soles4Soles sells them to entrepreneurs in developing nations which provide a means to sustainable employment for those in poverty. The revenue that is created allows Soles4Soles to continue to provide new shoes all over the world. It simply continues to grow and fund itself.
Donating is easy, just go to their website to find a drop off location or buy a shipping label. Best of all, I can donate on an individual basis or even host a drive for more shoes or donate with the aid of my company with large scale donations. Soles4Soles gives the opportunity for you to aid in any more that you can with minimal effort. Stride Rite is offering a special BOGO sale to celebrate this partnership encouraging customers to donate for a great cause. With this amazing sale and ability to help the world, there is no question for me on my choices for footwear.
For full details on the Stride Rite and Soles4Souls partnership, please visit: http://bit.ly/2aGqUJV