Soles4Souls is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing shoes to people that are in need of footwear. The mission of this organization is simple; they get shoes and give them to those in need.
After the disasters of the 2000’s, the founderv of Soles4Souls felt a desire to give back and to help those in need.vHe began this mission in front of his TV watching a shoe wash up on the beach after the tsunami in Asia in 2004.
Inspired by the event, the owner called up the other manufacturers of footwear and together they donated a quarter of a million shoes to the needy. Later on when Katrina devastated the United States, the same group got together and has sent over av million pairs of shoes to the Gulf Coast communities to assist those in need of footwear.
In the aftermath of the generous outpouring of donation, Soles4Soulsb was born. In short, the organization is changing the world, one pair of shoes at a time. Large donations from industry manufacturers, retail, churches and other groups realized the potential for this ministry. Soles4Souls acts as the intermediary between the generous providers of the footwear and those in need of shoes.
Other fundraisers also play a part in the donation of shoes for this cause. Recently, one such event – known as the Naked Foot 5k. The Naked Foot run is a run that is about not wearing shoes and running free and unbound by footwear. Running barefoot is very therapeutic as long as you are safe with the run and have taken the proper precautions.
It is a very popular fundraiser and folks are allowed to have fun while helping a worthy cause. The premise is that the race is a fun completion and lets you do your run while having fun like a kid on the beach.The Naked Foot run joined forces with Soles4Souls because the Naked Foot Run is the perfect venue to get rid of all the older shoes that a runner needs or wants to donate.
The founders have established tips and tricks to make minimalistic or Naked Foot running save and enjoyable. The founders are exercise physiologists and are trained to help folks enjoy barefoot running. Joining a running group can provide you with the perfect opportunity to have fun and to help others by donating old footwear to a good cause.