Headgear, INC announced Tuesday it will donate 5,000 pairs of shoes and 100,000 shirts to Soles4Souls, the international charity dedicated to distributing new and gently worn shoes to those in need all over the world. The shoes are in support of Soles4Souls commitment to send more than 1.3 Million pairs of shoes to the devastated region.
Soles4Souls has partnered with other organizations on the ground in Haiti to transport and distribute the aid. More than 100,000 pairs of shoes, including work boots, rain boots, children’s athletic shoes and clothing items, have already been distributed in Haiti. The shoe charity announced it will continue to send shoes to the region throughout 2010 as part of their sustainable efforts to help Haiti in the rebuilding efforts.
“The mission to bring hope to the people of Haiti is well underway,” said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. “With the help of our friends at Headgear, INC, Haitians can begin to rebuild their lives and look forward to a brighter day.”
"We are proud to be partnering with Soles4Souls to aid the relief efforts currently underway in Haiti. Our donation is a token of our strong commitment to our communities and consumers alike. We hope our shoes and clothing can provide hope and happiness to those in need."
For more information on how to get involved and donate to the victims in Haiti, visit www.giveshoes.org.
Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. We distribute these shoes, free of charge, to people in need around the world. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 7 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently distributing one pair every 9 seconds). The shoes have been distributed in 125 countries, including Haiti, Kenya, Nepal and the United States. Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS and donating parties are eligible for tax advantages.
HeadGear, Inc. designs, markets and distributes a full collection of men’s, women’s, and youth clothing and accessories. Founded in 1992 as primarily a cap wholesaler, HeadGear has expanded into a full line of apparel and accessories and markets a strong portfolio of brands such as the premier lines of Blac Label, Blac Label Pink, and True Ambition footwear.
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