SOURCE: Soles4Souls

Soles4Souls

May 22, 2013 10:31 ET

Soles4Souls to Receive Support From New Complete the Pair Company

Anti-Poverty Organization to Receive Shoes and Portion of Proceeds From Company That Promotes Charitable Giving to Facilitate Face-to-Face Business Meetings

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - May 22, 2013) - Soles4Souls, Inc., a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting poverty through the distribution of shoes and clothing, is partnering with Complete the Pair a new company that launched today with a mission to engineer connections in the business world while simultaneously providing relief to those in need. Under its exclusive alliance with Soles4Souls, Complete the Pair will provide the organization with a pair of shoes for each meeting or job interview that takes place through the company's program. In addition, Complete the Pair will donate five percent of all sales to Soles4Souls.

In announcing the company's launch today, Complete the Pair explained that it provides a turnkey system of successful "face-to-face introductions and a solution for the more than 23 million salespeople in the US seeking to get their "foot in the door" with their prospective clients -- and for millions of job seekers looking to make an everlasting first impression with employers."

"Whether you're a salesperson or a job seeker, Complete the Pair puts the power of human connection in your hands. Through our strategic alliance with Soles4Souls, we help people to stand out and make connections by creating a conversation about a humanitarian cause that people can achieve together," said Goose Lopez-Torres, Complete the Pair principal and founder. "Our process is designed to grab a person's attention with an unusual dimensional mailer -- in this case, a shrink-wrapped single shoe -- and an invitation to meet and 'complete the pair' to donate a potentially life-changing pair of shoes to a person in need through the charitable organization Soles4Souls."

Complete the Pair represents Soles4Souls' growing number of progressive, social-minded partner companies and organizations. With one in four of the world's adults living on less than one dollar a day, basic necessities like shoes are not readily available. Yet shoes are critically important in helping to eliminate poverty, create self-esteem and promote public health by eliminating the threat of deadly infection from walking barefoot through unsanitary environments. Over the last several years, Soles4Souls has delivered more than 20 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes to people in 127 countries, giving relief to victims of natural disasters and helping to break the cycle of poverty in the U.S. and abroad.

"We are thrilled to partner with Complete the Pair," said Buddy Teaster, Soles4Souls Chief Executive Officer. "This partnership will allow us to help even more disaster victims and the poor regain their dignity while advancing our far-reaching mission to eliminate the perpetuation of poverty. What Complete the Pair has brought to the marketplace is a truly unique blend of doing business while improving the social condition. The conversations that are started and the connections that are made because of Complete the Pair will further drive awareness about the importance of shoes to the lives of those in need."

About Soles4Souls

Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Based in Nashville, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance, and holds a four-star rating with Charity Navigator. Please visit http://www.soles4souls.org for more information.

About Complete the Pair

Complete the Pair's mission is to successfully engineer connections in the business world while simultaneously providing free shoes to people in need. CTP makes it easier than ever to connect people in the business world with its unparalleled "foot in the door" strategy. The patent-pending process is designed to help people "Connect, Give, & Grow" in a way that will impact those in need all over the world. For more information about Complete the Pair, please visit: http://www.completethepair.com.

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