PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In an attempt to lend support and aid to victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Olive Juice is putting their right foot forward and donating over 200 pairs of unworn shoes to the non-profit Soles4Souls, which is committed to providing 100,000 pairs of shoes to those affected by the magnitude 7.0 earthquake.
In partnering and working with other organizations, like Olive Juice, Soles4Souls is sending emergency aid, including but not limited to: footwear, food, medical supplies, bottled water, blankets, baby products, and more. Olive Juice has been a long time contributor and supporter of Soles4Souls and could not let this natural disaster, which has affected as many as 500,000 people, go by without doing something about it.
"In times such as this it is imperative that we act as selfless as possible to help those who truly need it," said Olive Juice Founder and CEO Maryellen Kane. "The Haitian people are going through turmoil that we cannot even begin to imagine, and making this donation to Soles4Souls is the least we could do. Soles4Souls is an outstanding organization and we fully support their efforts to lend aid in this time of tragedy."
"We are deeply saddened by the tragedy unfolding in Haiti," said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. "This is going to require a sustained humanitarian effort from all of us who can give, and Soles4Souls will be here to do our part with the gift of shoes to aid in the rescue and rebuilding process."
In addition to the shoe donation, Olive Juice is also donating several hundred new pieces of their quality children's apparel. For more information on how to get involved and donate to the Haitian relief please visit www.giveshoes.org. For more information on Olive Juice please visit www.olivejuicekids.com.
Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. We distribute these shoes, free of charge, to people in need around the world. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 7 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently distributing one pair every 9 seconds). The shoes have been distributed in 125 countries, including Haiti, Kenya, Nepal and the United States. Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS and donating parties are eligible for tax advantages.
About Olive Juice
Olive Juice was founded in 2003 by Maryellen Kane based on the belief that parents should have the opportunity to choose from a quality brand of clothing for their children. Since then, the children's apparel company has been dedicated to producing classic and timeless children's wear reminiscent of the days of yesteryear. Their distinctive and beautifully designed items are made to capture the curiosity and wonderment of childhood by allowing children to enjoy their age in comfort and sophisticated style. Olive Juice continues to innovate and create apparel that is inspired by childhood imagination and the marvelous nature of youth. For more information on Olive Juice please visit, www.OliveJuiceKids.com.
SOURCE Olive Juice