ATLANTA, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Foot Solutions, on behalf of Soles4Souls, the international charity dedicated to providing free footwear to people in desperate need, has now reached an estimated 100,000 pairs of donated shoes. Shortly after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Foot Solutions stores asked the public to drop off their gently used shoes at any of their 240 worldwide locations and/or to contribute monetary donations for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. In an incredible outpouring of support, the public responded by donating 100,000 pairs of shoes in just over one week. The shoes will be shipped to help the victims of the earthquake, many of whom lost everything.
"Like so many others, we want to do everything we can to help, "said Ray Margiano, Foot Solutions CEO and Founder. "Almost everyone has shoes in their closet that they don't use and donating them is a great way to help those who can't or don't feel comfortable donating money. And as we are in the business of helping people find solutions to health issues through footwear this cause is a perfect fit for us."
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About Foot Solutions
Foot Solutions, a worldwide franchise company dedicated to helping people achieve better health through their feet, is a recognized leader in specialty footwear and custom inserts. The company focuses on providing a full line of quality shoes, arch supports and foot care accessories for all customer lifestyles. Since March 2009, Foot Solutions stores, through its affiliation with Soles4Souls, have already collected nearly 17,000 pairs of shoes for people in need worldwide. For more information, visit www.footsolutions.com.
Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. The charity distributes these shoes free of charge to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 5.5 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently donating one pair every 9 seconds.) The shoes have been distributed to people in over 125 countries, including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and the United States. Soles4Souls has been featured in Runner's World, Ladies' Home Journal, National Geographic's Green Guide and The New York Times. It has appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, BBC, CNN and thousands of regional news outlets across North America. Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS and donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Anyone can join our cause, and we need your help. Visit www.giveshoes.org for more information.
SOURCE Foot Solutions