BCNY Donates 3,000 Pairs of Shoes to Soles4Souls
Thu, 26 Jan 2012 10:36:14
Soles4Souls, the international shoe charity dedicated to providing shoes to people in need, is delighted to announce that BCNY donated more than 3,000 pairs of shoes for their international relief efforts. The company donation will be sent to the more than 1.5 billion individuals around the globe who do not own shoes and are at risk for diseases like hookworm and malnourishment.
"It is great to know that Souls4Soles can get our footwear onto the feet of people in the USA and around the globe who need it the most," said Evan Cagner, President BCNY International / Synclaire Brands.
Soles4Souls has distributed more than 16 million pairs of shoes around the world with the help of partners like BCNY International / Synclaire Brands. With 1 in every 4 adults in the world living in abject poverty, basic necessities like shoes are simply unavailable. In developing nations like Haiti, Honduras, and Tanzania, walking is the main form of transportation, and shoes can protect a person's feet from cuts and infections.
"We are thankful to our friends at BCNY International / Synclaire Brands for starting the 2012 year by giving back," said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. "Their donations will be used to bring hope to people around the world who can benefit from a pair of shoes in so many ways."
What do you do with your old shoes? Can you donate and help this initiative? Please and thank you!