SOURCE: Soles4Souls Inc.

November 02, 2007 18:43 ET

Soles4Souls to Provide a Pair of New Shoes for All Guests at the Southern Nevada Project Homeless Connect on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at the Cashman Field Center

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - November 2, 2007) - Nashville-based charity Soles4Souls™ Inc., the global organization dedicated to providing free footwear to people in need all over the world, announced today that they are providing 3,000 pairs of new shoes to all the guests who attend the Southern Nevada Project Homeless Connect at the Cashman Field Center. Each guest will receive a new pair of sandals from the charity.

On Tuesday, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Soles4Souls staff and volunteers will be on hand to fit each guest of the event with their new pair of shoes. The Cashman Field Center is located at 850 North Las Vegas Blvd in Las Vegas.

"Our mission is the same as Help Hope Home, and that is to have a positive impact on people's lives," said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. "We hope that this small donation will help those who are battling life's problems. I would like to thank the Southern Nevada Project Homeless Connect for allowing us the opportunity to give away 3,000 pairs of shoes to people in need," he said.

ABOUT SOLES4SOULS

Nashville-based Soles4Souls™ facilitates the donations of shoes, which will be used to aid the hurting worldwide. The organization has distributed over 3 million pairs of shoes since January 2005 (or one pair of shoes every 28 seconds). Shoe companies, retailers, and individuals can donate both new and "gently worn" footwear. Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS; donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. For more information about Soles4Souls, please call (866) 521-SHOE, or visit www.giveshoes.org or www.soles4souls.org.

ABOUT PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT

Project Homeless Connect brings together hundreds of volunteers, sponsors and public, private and faith-based organizations to help thousands of local homeless people in a single day. The event is sponsored by the Nevada Homeless Alliance (NHA), Clark County and the City of Las Vegas.

Organizers say Project Homeless Connect is one of the most effective ways of helping homeless people in Southern Nevada, where a recent census revealed an average of 11,417 homeless people staying in shelters or on the street on any given day, with an estimated 50,656 people becoming homeless over the course of a year.

Participants include Clark County Social Service, City of Las Vegas, city and county courts, emergency shelter and housing providers, Nevada Legal Services, Nevada Health Centers, Lutheran Social Services of Nevada, employment and training agencies, local law enforcement agencies, street outreach service providers, state welfare and mental health agencies, the Veterans Administration, faith-based groups and various housing providers.

Other corporate and community sponsors include US Airways, MGM MIRAGE, Nevada Community Foundation, Nevada State Bank, Central Las Vegas Rotary Club, Assistance League of Southern Nevada, ERealEstateExec, America's Second Harvest, Supercuts, U.S. Food Service, AAA, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Brown & Partners, Cox Communications, Univision Radio, Culinary Training Academy, Aramark, Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, Lutheran Social Services of Nevada, Three Square and others.

YOUR COVERAGE IS APPRECIATED.

Contact Information

  • For more information about Soles4Souls, please contact:

    Sylvia Wolf
    Soles4Souls (on-site coordinator)
    615-887-0406
    Email Contact

    Kim Dettwiller
    Soles4Souls
    (PR) 615-330-5656
    Email Contact

    Chris Carmichael
    Soles4Souls (PR)
    866-521-7463 ext 143
    Email Contact

    For more information about Project Homeless Connect, please contact:

    Shannon West
    SNRPC
    (702) 455-5626
    Email Contact

    Jennifer Knight
    Clark County
    (702) 455-3531 or 236-3692
    Email Contact