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Foot Solutions partnering with Soles4Souls to donate shoes to people in need

By: 29 June 2010 2 Comments

Just about everybody has shoes in their closets they no longer wear.

Instead of letting them go to waste, Foot Solutions is asking residents to bring their gently worn footwear to their two Arkansas locations in Little Rock and Bentonville so they can be put to good use.

Through July, Foot Solutions will be donating the shoes to Soles4Souls, an international shoe charity that has already donated more than 10 million pairs of shoes in more than 125 countries.

“We are blessed to serve customers in northwest and central Arkansas with their foot care needs. Extending this help to those around the world is our small part of the solution,” said Mike Smith, certified pedorthist, and owner of Foot Solutions in Arkansas.

During the shoe drive last year, Arkansas residents donated over 1,000 pairs of shoes, a number Smith is hoping to surpass this year. In addition to sending shoes throughout the world, donations also go to assist local Arkansans through charities like The Homeless Ministry – The Church at Rock Creek, Women and Children First, Samaritan Center of NW Arkansas and Dress for Success.

Soles4Souls kicked off their summer shoe drive the first week of June with National Barefoot Week. Thanks to a tremendous outpouring of support, Foot Solutions in Arkansas is extending the drive through July.

“”It’s wonderful to witness people from all walks of life get involved with our mission, which is to change the world one pair at a time,” said Wayne Elsey, founder and chief executive officer of Soles4Souls. “Foot Solutions is truly an anchor in their community and are making a profound difference to people all over the world.”

People who bring in shoe donations to Foot Solutions will receive $10 per shoe, up to $30 for 3 pairs towards a purchase of $100 or more.

Foot Solutions Little Rock is located at 301 S. Bowman Road, Suite 240 in Bowman Heights . You can phone that store at (501)223-3383 or send an email to Find that location online at Store hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Foot Solutions Bentonville is located at 3301 South Walton Boulevard No. 23 in Colonnnade II. You can phone the store at (479)273-1600 or send an email to Find the store online at Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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  • Katie said:

    Way to go Mike! Donating shoes to those in need is something everyone can do.

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