RUNNINGSHOES.COM RUNS INTO SUMMER BY SUPPORTING SOLES4SOULS, THE SHOE CHARITY
The company puts priority on helping shoeless worldwide
June 5, 2012 – (Nashville, TN) Soles4Souls, the international shoe charity dedicated to providing shoes to people in need, is delighted to announce that RunningShoes.com will support their international relief efforts. Starting June 5th, the online footwear superstore will provide customers an opportunity to sponsor shoes for individuals around the globe who live in poverty and are at risk for diseases like hookworm and malnourishment.
"We really love the idea of seeing our customers fund the repurposing of footwear for a wonderful cause," said Chad Weinman, CEO of RunningShoes.com. "The work Soles4Souls does for local and international communities is extraordinary. Donating just a dollar can give someone in need a pair of shoes, and that is truly remarkable."
Soles4Souls has distributed more than 18 million pairs of shoes around the world with the help of partners like RunningShoes.com. With 1 in every 4 adults in the world living in poverty, basic necessities like shoes are simply unavailable. In developing nations like Haiti, Honduras, and Tanzania, walking is the main form of transportation, and shoes can protect a person’s feet from cuts and infections.
"Most individuals in the U.S. don’t have to worry about looking down at their feet as they run because their feet are protected by running shoes," said Kevin Goughary, CEO of Soles4Souls. "But for more than 1 billion people around the world, walking or running barefoot is a hazardous reality. We are grateful to our friends at RunningShoes.com for incorporating the option to sponsor a pair of shoes to someone in need."
For more information on how to get involved and donate, visit www.giveshoes.org. To shop online and support the campaign, check out http://runningshoes.com.
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 , www.clothes4souls.org , or www.hope4souls.org for more information.
Founded in 1996, RunningShoes.com is an online technical running store based in Chesterfield, Mo. The superstore provides a wide selection of specialty footwear for athletes from top brands like Asics, Brooks and New Balance. From barefoot running to trail running, RunningShoes.com tracks the latest trends in footwear and delivers them right to your doorstep.