NEW YORK, April, 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Soles4Souls (www.giveshoes.org) and Chameleon Accessories Boutique have joined forces to bring shoes to victims of the devastating earthquake in Japan.
Chameleon Accessories Boutique via www.ShopChameleon.com will help collect footwear to support Soles4Souls' commitment to donate footwear to affected areas in Southeast Asia. Beginning April 5, 2011 through May 6, 2011, customers at www.ShopChameleon.com will have the opportunity to donate to the organization by purchasing shoes and $3 for each shoe purchase will be given to Soles4Souls or to drop off a gently worn pair of shoes. All donations will directly support relief efforts.
Soles4Souls has partnered with other organizations on the ground in Japan to transport and distribute the aid needed as the devastation from the earthquake continues to unfold. Since the charities inception after the Asian Tsunami in 2004, the shoe charity has continued to respond to natural disasters like the one in Japan with footwear that protect victims against foot-borne diseases.
"As we continue to realize the magnitude of this disaster for our friends in Japan, we cannot forget how important basic necessities – such as shoes – will be in the ongoing rescue and rebuilding efforts," said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. "We deeply appreciate the support of Chameleon Accessories Boutique, LLC and their customers in helping us provide shoes to survivors."
For more information on how to get involved and donate to the victims in Japan, visit www.giveshoes.org.
About Soles4Souls® & Clothes4Souls®
Soles4Souls collects, recycles and reuses shoes from warehouses of footwear companies and closets from individuals. We distribute usable shoes to people in need around the world (we recycle less than 2% of donated footwear). Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 13 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently distributing one pair every 7 seconds). The shoes have been distributed 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.
Chameleon Accessories Boutique at www.ShopChameleon.com is a ladies fashion accessories online store that specializes in the latest and greatest trends for the most daring, fashion focused women of today. Accessories include but are not limited to stretch fashion belts, trendy ladies designer fashion shoes, unique ladies designer handbags, funky women's fashion jewelry, bling out designer fashion sunglasses, and more. Chameleon's vision began in 2008 with a goal to become the leading online accessories company providing modern day Fashionista with unique, bold, and exclusive accessories that "transform" classic outfits. Used as a metaphor, a Chameleon is one who is able to transform its appearance, which is the root concept for Chameleon Accessories Boutique, LLC.
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