ORLANDO, Fla., April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sneakers4Funds and American World Adoption, AWAA, announce their strategic partnership that allows adoptive families, orphan advocates and all community members to fund raise while doing social good for our planet on Earth Day and every other day of the year.
AWAA has recently formed One Orphan; a division tasked with raising money, with the support of champions, to support orphans in 9 countries. Funds raised through One Orphan will provide dental and medical care, education, clothing, and even travel expenses when children are matched with a forever family.
Wayne Elsey, Founder & CEO, Sneakers4Funds, said, "We're very excited about our alliance with AWAA's One Orphan division. Adoptive families and other champions can raise money for orphans around the world simply by collecting gently worn, used and new athletic shoes. It's fitting to announce this partnership on Earth Day." Elsey continued, "When families and communities gather these athletic shoes, they not only help support children in living in institutions, but they prevent sneakers from ending up in landfills. In the U.S. alone over 600 million shoes wind up in landfills. This is harmful to our planet and life on Earth due to the toxins emitted as the shoes decompose."
The athletic shoes are shipped to micro-entrepreneurs, small business owners, by Sneakers4Funds in 25 developing nations around the globe. These micro-entrepreneurs seek a path out of poverty. The athletic shoes they receive are cleaned and sold for a fraction of their original cost; however, at a profit for the micro-enterprise.
For more information about Sneakers4Funds, please visit www.sneakers4funds.com.
Sneakers4Funds is a division of Funds2Orgs, along with recently acquired Shoes With Heart. Funds2Orgs is the leading shoe drive fundraising social enterprises in the United States and Sneakers4Funds focuses specifically on athletic shoe fundraising for schools, PTA/PTO organizations, sports teams and others. Sneakers4Funds works with sponsoring partners across the United States and helps them raise money in an easy, new and innovate way. In addition, Sneakers4Funds works globally in partnership with micro-entrepreneurs in 25 developing nations around the world. The footwear collected during Sneakers4Funds athletic shoe drives become inventory for micro-entrepreneurs seeking economic opportunity who repair, clean and sell the shoes in their local communities at a fraction of the original price. Sneakers4Funds also offers sponsoring partners and their local communities a socially responsible way to dispose of unwanted shoes in support of a great cause.
Yvonne Keller, Communications
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