Attention anyone with a closet: Those shoes you no longer want are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty.
That’s the message being delivered by Chris Reimels , who has launched a drive to collect new and gently used shoes to help the poor. Shoes can be dropped off at Reimels Allstate office located at 49 Indian Head Rd Kings Park N.Y. 11754.
The shoes that Chris collects will be delivered to Soles4Souls–a not for profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. Founded in 2006, the organization has distributed more than 30 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries.
“I support Soles4Souls because it is the definition of a social enterprise where solid business practices are used to create positive change in people’s lives,” said Reimels. “We hope to take a big step in providing the organization with the used shoes they require to keep making a difference for people in need.”
Soles4Souls will convert every used pair of shoes collected from the community into a value-added social currency to achieve positive change, both humanitarian and economic. Most of the gently used shoes will be distributed to micro-enterprise programs that create jobs in Haiti and other poor nations. The resulting revenue will help fund the free distribution of new shoes in the U.S., Canada and developing nations around the world.
“The simple truth is that almost anyone with a closet has shoes they don’t wear, or an old pair that will just end up in a landfill,”said Reimels. “Give those to us, and know that you are taking a step to making the world a better place for all of us.”
Soles4Souls Shoe Drive Information:
Between 2/1/2017- 3/24/2017, bring your new/gently used shoes of any kind to:
Chris Reimels Allstate office at 49 Indian Head Rd Kings Park N.Y. 11754
For more information, please contact ChrisReimels at 631 269 5200