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Causes: Emergency Assistance, Human Services

Mission: Soles4Souls is a global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. 

Results: Since it began, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 26 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries.  Soles4Souls is a global social enterprise committed to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty.  The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities.  Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance, and holds a four-star rating with Charity Navigator.  Please visit www.soles4souls.org for more information.

Programs: Soles4souls collects shoes from the footwear industry, including manufacturing, wholesale and retail oriented companies. These donations will include first-quality new shoes, shoes with minor defects, and customer returns. S4s also collects shoe donations from the general public through shoe drives hosted by individuals, civic groups, schools, churches, and retail businesses. Through our extensive network of qualified charitable partners, as well as through our travel4souls volunteer program, new shoes are distributed to people in need both in the u. S. And internationally suffering from conditions of poverty or the effects of natural disasters. Used shoes are graded and utilized in support of microenterprise initiatives in developing nations. These shoes will provide a livelihood for many impoverished families, spurring local development as well as providing access to low-cost footwear in areas where there may be no alternatives.

clothes4souls receives donations of clothing and accessories from the apparel industry. These donations will include new clothing from first-quality inventories, customer returns, defective products, and items with cosmetic deficiencies. Similar to the utilization of footwear, new clothing is distributed to provide short term relief including crisis relief situations. Clothing either damaged or in need of repair is used in support of microenterprise initiatives in developing nations. As with footwear, this sustainable effort ultimately advances the global fight against poverty.

hope4souls supplements crisis relief distributions through the donations of other suitable donated products received. Items distributed include books, diapers, and toys for children, dvd's, medical equipment, and other relief supplies. These donations have been provided by industrial donors as well as other non-governmental organizations.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 4

I am so glad and thankful that there is an organization that helps children in needs . Reviewing the good causes that the volunteers and donors have done to these children made my heart melt of overwhelmed joy and gives me the relief feeling of justice that was given to these children and that is why i am so proud of Pusong Pinoy. Not only that, Pusong Pinoy is definitely a transparent non-profit organization. I myself have experienced that this organization really ensures all the donations will surely reach the intended beneficiaries. This organization has helped the students of our Society. We are grateful to you for all the helps and blessings we have received from you.

With Love and prayers,
Sr. Christina SKD
General of Society of Kristudasis.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Soles 4 Souls is a wonderful organization. Over the past few year, they have donated hundreds and hundreds of shoes to the deserving students in After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles programs; which serves inner-city kids from low-income neighborhoods. Soles 4 Soles is generous, ambitious and sincere in the help the offer the community. Any individual would be proud to work with them or be affiliated with their efforts.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an amazing group! I love what this charity represents and all the good it has done for our athletes and people in need around the world. Thank you Soles4Souls!