STARKART (TM) and Soles4Souls (R) Inc, the Shoe Charity Announce Launch of Star of the Neighborhood National Charity Drive With Their Nearly 4,000 Partners

Jan 06, 2010, 17:39 ET from Soles4Souls

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- With the start of the New Year, STARKART and Soles4Souls are teaming up to help spread the word and raise funds for the international shoe charity. STARKART's advertising partners nationwide will have the opportunity to participate in the campaign by collecting donations through their local businesses.

"We are excited to kick off the New Year with our partners at STARKART," said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls, Inc. "A simple pair of shoes can mean the difference between a good education and none at all in most countries. Their support is truly helping us change the world one pair at a time," he said.

"We are thrilled to partner with Soles4Souls. Our program will give thousands of our local businesses the opportunity to unite for Soles4Souls in their mission of improving the lives of so many around the world," said Jeffrey Rosenthal, CEO of STARKART.

Please join STARKART and their efforts to support Soles4Souls by going into one of the many local businesses in your neighborhood participating in this National Drive or by texting SHOES to 20222 and $5.00 will be charged to your phone bill, which will go directly to Soles4Souls.

Please visit to find all of the participating businesses.

People and companies interested in donating can visit Soles4Souls website at

About Soles4Souls®

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. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 5.5 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. Soles4Souls has been featured in National Geographic's Green Guide and The New York Times. Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS and donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Visit for more information.


STARKART's STAR OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD marketing program combines grocery cart advertising in over 10,000 stores throughout the country, and includes other services for local businesses such as full e-mail marketing and various online services.

SOURCE Soles4Souls