Soles4Souls raising emergency funds to deliver shoes and other supplies overseas for typhoon recovery

Nov 10, 2013, 13:30 ET from Soles4Souls, Inc.

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Soles4Souls, Inc. ( a nonprofit international anti-poverty and relief organization that distributes shoes and clothing, is asking supporters around the world for financial donations so that it can quickly transport new shoes to the Philippines and other areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

Soles4Souls is now redirecting 213,000 pairs of new Bobs shoes donated by Skechers USA, Inc., for delivery to the international relief effort.  Clothing, diapers, household goods and other items are also being committed as Soles4Souls mobilizes its many corporate and nonprofit supporters.

"At this point we desperately need additional financial support so we can transport shoes, clothing and other needed items to the areas devastated by this monster storm," said Soles4Souls CEO Buddy Teaster.  "Delivery is by far our largest expense and the sooner we can defray those costs, the sooner we can get desperately needed relief supplies to people in need.  We are doing everything we can to raise these funds as quickly as possible."

To support the Soles4Souls Typhoon Haiyan relief effort, please visit

About Soles4Souls®
Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance, and holds a four-star rating with Charity Navigator. Please visit for more information.

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