SOURCE: Soles4Souls Inc.

January 29, 2007 10:00 ET

Working Together for Women -- Soles4Souls Inc. and Dress for Success Worldwide Announce Strategic Alliance

The Two Organizations Partner Together to Provide Professional Attire for Disadvantaged Women

NASHVILLE, TN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 29, 2007 --Soles4Souls™ Inc., the international charity dedicated to providing free footwear to disadvantaged people around the world, announced today it has signed an agreement with Dress for Success Worldwide, an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire and other services to help women thrive in work and in life.

Dress for Success -- founded in New York City in 1997 -- has served nearly 350,000 women around the world. Each year the charity reaches more than 45,000 women in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Soles4Souls has agreed to provide Dress for Success with new or "gently worn" professional footwear for clients of Dress for Success in ten U.S. locations.

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with another nonprofit organization serving disadvantaged people in the U.S. and overseas," said Joi Gordon, Chief Executive Officer for Dress for Success. "Career footwear is a tremendous need for Dress for Success, so Soles4Souls is enabling us to better serve our clients."

According to Wayne Elsey, Founder of Soles4Souls Inc. and President of Kodiak-Terra USA Inc., the charity has already begun setting aside professional footwear for Dress for Success. "We are delighted to be working with an organization with the stellar reputation and remarkable reach of Dress for Success," Elsey said. "They are helping us to assist disadvantaged women right here in the United States, which is one of our organization's key goals. This partnership gives us a unique opportunity to help women succeed in life by providing a simple yet invaluable resource -- professional footwear -- to those who are looking to better their lives and further their careers."

For more information on Dress for Success, visit www.dressforsuccess.org or call 212.532.1922.

About Soles4Souls Inc.

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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