NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Soles4Souls Inc., the shoe charity, announced today that it has promoted footwear industry veteran Keith Woodley to the new position of Chief Development Officer, effective immediately. Woodley, a long-time footwear industry professional, started at Soles4Souls in March as V.P. of Strategic Development for the charity.
"This is a new position within our organization and we chose Woodley because he has proven his value through strong development and strategic placement of the Soles4Souls brand in various channels," said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO. "We are very pleased with this decision and confident it will facilitate our strategic plan to give away a pair of shoes every second in 2010," Elsey said.
"I'm thrilled by this tremendous opportunity given to me by Mr. Elsey and the Board," said Woodley. "I am honored to be part of such an outstanding organization committed to changing people's lives every day, and I'm looking forward to being a valuable part of Soles4Souls' long term success," he said.
Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. The charity distributes these shoes free of charge to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 6 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently donating one pair every 9 seconds.) The shoes have been distributed to people in over 125 countries, including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and the United States. Soles4Souls has been featured in Runner's World, Ladies' Home Journal, National Geographic's Green Guide and The New York Times. It has appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, BBC, CNN and thousands of regional news outlets across North America. Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS and donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Anyone can join our cause, and we need your help. Visit www.giveshoes.org for more information.