MICHAEL B SHOES ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH SOLES4SOULS®, THE SHOE
to donate funds or bring their ‘gently worn’ shoes to participating
TN – February 8, 2010 – Michael B Shoes, a leader
in comfort footwear, is proud to announce a partnership with
Soles4Souls, the international shoe charity.
Michael B Shoes will be collecting donations, both
monetary and of footwear, as part of their continuing partnership with
Every 9 seconds, Soles4Souls gives away another pair of shoes
to someone in need. The shoe charity has earned glowing endorsements
from Hollywood stars and professional athletes, but the people that
truly make the non-profit organization effective are those who clean out
their closets to personally drop off their ‘gently worn’ shoes at a
makes such a difference in the lives of so many and has really helped us
to ensure we stay true to our core values. Health and wellness is
important not only for our feet and body but also for our environment.
By helping to collect and distribute gently worn shoes we can continue
to spread the message that healthy comfortable footwear leads to
happiness and wellbeing." said Michael Boiano of Michael B Shoes.
Soles4Souls and Michael B Shoes will be collecting your gently
worn footwear to ship to people in need, whether they are victims of
natural disasters or subject to living in extreme poverty. It is
estimated that Americans have 1.5 billion pairs of unused shoes lying in
The charity can use each and every one of these pairs to make a
tangible difference in someone's life.
“Michael B Shoes is a terrific
partner and we are excited they are offering customers a great way to
get involved in our mission,” said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of
Soles4Souls. “Their efforts will benefit many people in need and we
are proud to have their support,” he said.
Also beginning February 12th through February 28th,
as part of our ongoing partnership, Michael B Shoes and Soles4Souls have
joined forces to bring shoes to victims of the devastating earthquake in
Haiti. Michael B Shoes will
collect footwear and funds to support Soles4Souls’ commitment to
donate more than 1 million pairs of shoes to affected areas.
During this time period customers at Michael B Shoes will have
the opportunity to drop off monetary donations as well as their gently
worn shoes. All donations
will directly support the Haitian relief efforts.
Michael B Shoes will also offer a $5.00 or $10.00 discount on
a new pair of footwear with the donation of a gently worn pair.
Some restrictions will apply; see a sales associate for details.
“As we struggle to comprehend the magnitude of this
disaster, we cannot forget how important basic necessities – such as
shoes – will be in the ongoing rescue and rebuilding efforts, “said
Wayne Elsey. “We deeply
appreciate the support of Michael B Shoes and their customers in helping
us provide shoes to survivors and volunteers as they work in horrific
“We are thrilled to be joining forces with the Soles4Souls
organization,” said Michael Boiano.
“With footwear being such a significant part of our business,
Soles4Souls was a natural fit and we are happy to be a destination for
our customers to contribute to Haitian Relief.”