Soles 4 Souls Shoe Drive August 1-13

By Rome Braves | August 1, 2011 8:08 AM

Soles4Souls Inc. has committed to collect and distribute shoes to people living in extreme poverty and recovering from natural disasters. The shoe charity provides one pair of shoes to a person in need every 7 seconds. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 13 million pairs of shoes because of the generosity and commitment of people and organizations like the Rome Braves.

Soles4Souls believes partners like the Rome Braves will challenge others to become a force of change by helping the charity cater to the evolving needs of the global community.

Soles4Souls and the Rome Braves will be collecting your new or gently worn footwear and/or donations to make a tangible difference through the gift of shoes.

"With tragedies such as the earthquakes in countries like Haiti and Japan, on top of the enormous needs elsewhere, we can use the estimated 1.5 billion shoes taking up space in the closets of ordinary people to change the world one pair at a time," said Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls, Wayne Elsey.

The Rome Braves will be collecting shoes at State Mutual Stadium August 1-13. For each pair of shoes donated, the Rome Braves will give a general admission ticket voucher for the final homestand of the season, August 22-30. Drop of your shoes Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm or at the Ticket Office on game days.

People and companies interested in donating can visit the organization's website at www.giveshoes.org.

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.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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