SOURCE: Soles4Souls Inc.

December 07, 2006 14:04 ET

Soles4Souls™ Inc. to Deliver 2,000 Pairs of Slippers to Appalachian Families for the Holidays

NASHVILLE, TN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 7, 2006 -- Soles4Souls Inc., the charity dedicated to providing free footwear to needy people around the world, announced today that they would deliver 2,000 pairs of Christmas slippers to needy children in the Appalachian area in Virginia.

Dr. Lenord Horwitz, a Podiatrist in Bluefield, Virginia, said that the Foot Pain Center will coordinate the effort with regional non-profit and civic organizations to deliver the slippers in time for the holidays.

"We are excited that Soles4Souls is able to make this contribution to families in Appalachian communities," he said. "Dr. Sam Scott, the staff at the Foot Pain Center and myself are delighted to work with Soles4Souls to bring a little more joy to these families for the holidays," he said.

The slippers were donated by a footwear manufacturer, which made a gracious donation of 71,000 pairs of shoes to the charity earlier this week. Most of the footwear is destined for other countries, but Soles4Souls is also committed to helping needy people in the United States, according to President Paul Wilson.

"We care very much about American families too," Wilson said. "Dr. Horwitz and Dr. Scott are perfect examples of Americans helping their communities," Wilson said. "Without help from individuals and caring companies like the Foot Pain Center, we couldn't reach these people effectively."

The slippers are in transit today and will arrive within the week, according to Wilson. For more information on this project, please contact the Foot Pain Center in Bluefield, Virginia, at (276) 322-3336.

About Soles4Soles

Nashville-based Soles4Souls™ facilitates the donations of shoes, which will be used to aid the hurting worldwide. Shoe companies, retailers, and individuals can donate footwear (both new and used). Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS; donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Visit www.soles4souls.org or call (888) 840-7074.

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