Press Release:

Donnelly Euro Footwear, Downtown Mount Dora

Is collecting shoes to help Soles4Souls
in fight against global poverty

 

 

Mount Dora, Florida (Months of June and July and August 2017) – Attention anyone with a closet:  Those shoes you no longer want are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty. 

 

That’s the message being delivered by Donnelly Euro Footwear, which has launched a drive to collect shoes for the months of June and July and August, 2017 to help the poor. Used and new shoes can be dropped off at the store: 402 N Donnelly Street Mount, Dora Florida 32757.

 

The shoes that Donnelly Euro Footwear collects will be delivered to Soles4Souls–a not for profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. Founded in 2006, the organization has distributed more than 26 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries.

 

“This is our second year supporting Soles4Souls because it is the definition of a social enterprise where solid business practices are used to create positive change in people’s lives,” said Amy & Fred, Owners of Donnelly Euro Footwear.

 

Amy & Fred are strong supporters of Soles4Souls’ anti-poverty mission, and we hope to take a big step in providing this organization with the used shoes they require to keep making a difference for people in need.

 

Soles4Souls will convert every used pair of shoes collected from the community into a value-added social currency to achieve positive change, both humanitarian and economic. Most of the gently used shoes will be distributed to microenterprise programs that create jobs in Haiti and other poor nations. The resulting revenue will help fund the free distribution of new shoes in the U.S., Canada and developing nations around the world.

 

The connection between poverty and shoes is well documented.  The World Bank estimates that approximately 400 million children worldwide – more than the entire U.S. population – live in pronounced poverty.  Millions of these children don’t have access to adequate footwear resulting in significant ramifications for their health and well-being.  Lacking proper footwear, countless children will not be able or permitted to attend school.  And tens of millions of these poverty-stricken, barefoot boys and girls will be infected with soil-transmitted parasitic diseases like hookworm, causing lasting suffering and lifelong debilitation. 

“The simple truth is that almost anyone with a closet has shoes they don’t wear, or an old pair that will just end up in a landfill,” said Amy.  “Give those to us, and know that you are taking a step to making the world a better place for all of us.”

 Donnelly Euro Footwear’s used shoe drive for Soles4Souls information

 For the months of June and July and August, 2017 bring your used shoes of any kind to:

  • 402 N Donnelly Street Mount Dora, FL 32757

 For more information, please contact us at Donnelly Euro Footwear (352) 385-0909

 Thank you,

 Amy & Fred Owners, Donnelly Euro Footwear

402 N. Donnelly Street Mount Dora, Florida 32757

T: 352 385-0909