The poverty in the world is so devastating and overwhelming that many children are prevented from attending school and adults are unable to work, as walking becomes unbearable because of a lack of shoes.
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Temecula, CA (PRWEB) October 19, 2015
“The poverty in the world is so devastating and overwhelming that many children are prevented from attending school and adults are unable to work, as walking becomes unbearable because of a lack of shoes,” said Margaret, who in her first week of collecting shoes collected more than 1,300 pairs. “However, by donating just one pair of shoes, each individual’s simple act of charity can have an enormous effect on someone else’s life.”
Soles4Souls, a global nonprofit dedicated to fighting poverty through the distribution of new and used shoes and clothing, believes everyone deserves a good pair of shoes. Since 2006, Soles4Souls has collected and distributed more than 26 million pairs of shoes to those in need in 127 countries around the world and all 50 states in the U.S.
“In addition to delivering donated goods to people in need, Soles4Souls creates jobs so that the impoverished can start doing for themselves,” said Margaret. “By hosting a shoe drive, this is a start to that and provides a practical solution to fighting and wearing out poverty.”
For more information about becoming an official drop-off location or getting involved with Soles4Souls, visit https://soles4souls.org/get-involved/.
Soles4Souls is a not for profit global social enterprise dedicated 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 distributes those shoes and clothes via direct donations to people in need.
About Margaret Turner, State Farm
Margaret Turner has been a State Farm Agent since 1988 and has been a recipient of its Legion of Honor Award for 25 years. For more information, please call (951) 699-0940, or visit her Google+ page.
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