NASHVILLE, Tenn. and WADLEY, Ala., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Soles4Souls® Inc., the international shoe charity, announced today it has purchased a larger processing warehouse facility in Alabama to accommodate its growing needs. The Soles4Souls new World OUTREACH Center will be located in Wadley, Alabama. The property totals 300,000 square feet and will help the rapidly growing organization better manage its expansion.
"This acquisition advances our strategic plan to consolidate our warehousing operations and better manage the growing donations of footwear and clothing." said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. "The new facility will be operational by the start of the second quarter, offering new efficiencies for our business and support of our goal to distribute 11 million pairs of shoes in 2011," he added.
The shoe charity has grown from a handful of employees and volunteers into an internationally-recognized organization with 40 + employees and multiple warehouses to accommodate the millions of shoes it distributes each year. "The state-of-the-art warehouse will streamline the charities operations and greatly reduce the time and cost it takes to deliver shoes to people in need," said Elsey
"The charity will continue to look at efficiencies mirrored in this transaction to further its cause of changing the world one pair at a time," added Elsey.
About Soles4Souls® & Clothes4Souls®
Soles4Souls collects, recycles and reuses shoes from warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of individuals like you. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 13 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently distributing one pair every 7 seconds) to people in 125 countries, including Haiti, Kenya, Nepal and the United States.
Clothes4Souls, a new division of Soles4Souls, provides hope for hurting people through the gift of new clothing from manufacturers, designers, and retailers. Those who graciously give (rather than destroy) unused inventory are assured their donations are distributed to people around the world living in desperate need.
SOURCE Soles4Souls Inc.