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Clarksville Lock Storage Aims to Collect 25,000 Pairs of Shoes to Help Soles4Souls Fight Global Poverty

February 14, 2018 | Email This Post Print This Post
 

Clarksville Lock StorageClarksville, TN – Clarksville residents’ unwanted shoes can help provide meaningful opportunities that many in developing nations need, which is why Clarksville Lock Storage has launched a shoe drive to collect 25,000 pairs of new or gently used shoes.

The shoes that the local business collects will be delivered to Soles4Souls–a non-profit 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.

Clarksville Lock Storage launches 25,000 pair shoe drive to help non-profit Soles4Souls

Clarksville Lock Storage launches 25,000 pair shoe drive to help non-profit Soles4Souls

“We are strong supporters of Soles4Souls’ mission,” said Clarksville Lock Storage’s Denise Ruble. “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 well-being. Meanwhile many adults don’t have access to sustainable employment.

Soles4Souls not only provides short-term relief by distributing brand new shoes and clothing donated by retailers and manufacturers, but also creates economic impact and keeps unwanted textiles out of landfills. All of Clarksville Lock Storage’s donated shoes will be distributed to the organization’s micro-enterprise programs that create jobs in Haiti, Honduras and other developing nations. The resulting revenue will help fund the free distribution of new shoes and clothing in the U.S., Canada and developing nations around the world.

“Millions of pairs of shoes lay idle in people’s closets,” said Ruble. “Give those to Soles4Souls instead, and know that you are taking a step to help disrupt the cycle of poverty around the globe.”

Now through May 31st, 2018, bring your new or used shoes of any kind to: Clarksville Lock Storage, 405 Tinytown Road, Clarksville, TN 372042

For more information, please contact Denise Ruble, 931.431.3888,

About Soles4Souls

Soles4SoulsSoles4Souls disrupts the cycle of poverty by creating sustainable jobs and providing relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the organization repurposes product to supply its micro-enterprise, disaster relief and direct assistance programs.

Since 2006, it has distributed more than 30 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries. A nonprofit social enterprise, Soles4Souls earns more than half of its income and commits 100% of donations to programs.

Visit soles4souls.org for more information.

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