NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Soles4Souls® Inc., the international shoe charity, was honored by the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) last week in San Diego at the NAPO 2011 Annual Conference for their extensive work in organizing groups and communities to give back through donating shoes. The Soles4Souls Executive Vice President David Graben was on hand to receive the Organizing Excellence in Community Service Award.
"We are incredibly honored to receive this award from our friends in the National Association of Professional Organizers," said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. "Collecting and donating your shoes is such an easy act, and anyone can get involved. Making the process easy and painless is the most important part of getting individuals across the country motivated for change," he added.
NAPO chose to recognize Soles4Souls because of the incredible organizational effort it takes to successfully coordinate the collection and distribution of millions of shoes to those in need. By encouraging and facilitating shoe donations, Soles4Souls not only helps those in need, but also helps people de-clutter their homes for a good cause. NAPO is partnering with Soles4Souls in the coming year in a nationwide contest in which the Association's members will compete to collect 1 million pairs of shoes before its 2012 Annual Conference in Baltimore.
Individuals interested in getting involved with Soles4Souls can visit www.giveshoes.org to receive free promotional and collection materials to host their own shoe drive. For more information about NAPO and its network of 4,000 organizing professionals, please visit www.napo.net.
About Soles4Souls®, Clothes4Souls®, and Hope4Souls™
Soles4Souls collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support micro-business efforts to eradicate poverty. Soles4Souls' other two divisions, Clothes4Souls and Hope4Souls, provide the same relief and support through clothing and other necessities. Donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Visit www.giveshoes.org, www.clothes4souls.org, or www.hope4souls.org for more information.