Henry County residents are invited to recycle their gently worn shoes in
an effort to help distribute shoes to people in need. The drive is being
held at Henry County Hospital from February 1-February 10.
Napoleon, OH – February 1, 2012 – Soles4Souls Inc. has committed
to collect and distribute shoes to people living in extreme poverty and
recovering from natural disasters. The shoe charity provides one pair of shoes to a person in
need every 7 seconds. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has distributed more than
13 million pairs of shoes because of the generosity and commitment of
people and organizations like Henry County Hospital.
Soles4Souls and Henry County Hospital will be collecting your new or gently
worn footwear and/or donations to make a tangible difference through the
gift of shoes. Every donation will support the charity’s initiative
to distribute shoes to those in need.
“With tragedies such as the earthquakes in countries like Haiti and
Japan, on top of the enormous needs elsewhere, we can use the estimated
1.5 billion shoes taking up space in the closets of ordinary people to
change the world one pair at a time,” said Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls,
Elsey added, “We need partners like Henry County Hospital to get
behind Soles4Souls. Donating shoes is one of the most simple yet profound
acts you can do, because it will greatly improve someone’s life
in the most difficult of times.”
Henry County Hospital is located at 1600 East Riverview Avenue in Napoleon,
Ohio. Shoe donation boxes will be located in the Welcome Center, which
can be accessed through the Riverview Entrance as well as outside of the
People and companies interested in donating can visit the organization’s
website at www.giveshoes.org.
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-enterprise 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
, or www.hope4souls.orgfor more information.