LUDLOW, Vt. – On Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. donate your new or gently used shoes to Soles4Souls and take a tour of three homes: 530 Chapin Road, East Wallingford; 4751 Route 140E, East Wallingford; and 24 Spring Lake Road, Shrewsbury. Refreshments will be served.
View these three lovely properties and while you are at it, we will be collecting men’s, women’s, and children’s new and gently used shoes to help Soles4Souls fight global poverty and save our landfills from excess waste. Your shoes that you no longer want can help impoverished areas in the United States and in developing countries.
Engel & Völker’s shoe drive will last during the entire month of May. If you miss the tour, bring your new or used shoes of any kind to our office at 126 Main Street, Ludlow, Vt. For more information, please contact Pam McLaughlin, 802-975-0338 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
One person’s unwanted shoes can help provide meaningful opportunities that many in developing nations need, which is why Engel & Volker’s has launched a shoe drive to collect 5,000 pairs of new or gently used shoes. The shoes that Engel & Volker’s collects will be delivered to Soles4Souls – a nonprofit social enterprise that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Founded in 2006, the organization has distributed more than 30 million pairs of new and used shoes in 127 countries.
“I am a strong supporter of Soles4Souls’ mission,” said Pam McLaughlin, Soles4Souls ambassador. “To know that we can create meaningful impact around the globe by simply collecting and donating what is otherwise destined for the landfill is a really great feeling.”
The World Bank estimates that approximately 767 million people, 385 million of which are children, live on less than $1.90 per day. Millions of these children don’t have access to adequate footwear resulting in significant ramifications for their health and wellbeing. Meanwhile many adults don’t have access to sustainable employment. “Millions of pairs of shoes lay idle in people’s closets,” said McLaughlin. “Give those to Soles4Souls instead, and know that you are taking a step to help disrupt the cycle of poverty around the globe.”