Spenco Footwear Answers Plea for Shoes and Sandals in Haiti

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Spenco donates 1,000 pairs of shoes to struggling hurricane victims through Soles4Souls, a not-for-profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing.

When Soles4Souls issued a call to action for the donation of shoes for hurricane victims in Haiti, Spenco Footwear was happy to answer.

Hurricane victims need shoes, and if we can help 1,000 of those victims, we are happy to provide them some relief.

The devastation Hurricane Matthew wrought on the island nation of Haiti this month took everything many of its already struggling people owned — right down to their shoes.

“Imagine facing the worst natural disaster your country has ever seen with lives lost, roads and homes torn apart, and disease spreading. Now imagine facing that disaster with bare feet,” said Pattie Graben, director of corporate development at Soles4Souls, a not-for-profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing.

The organization has issued a special call to action for the donation of shoes for hurricane victims in Haiti – a call that Spenco Footwear, a worldwide provider of shoes, sandals and slippers based in the U.S., was proud to answer.

The company shipped 1,000 pairs of new men’s and women’s sandals and shoes on October 12 to a Soles4Souls distribution center in Texas.

“When we see a tragedy causing suffering to the degree we’ve seen in Haiti, most of us wonder if there is anything we can do to help,” said Jeff Antonioli, vice president of sales and marketing for Spenco Footwear. “Hurricane victims need shoes, and if we can help 1,000 of those victims, we are happy to provide them some relief.”

Spenco has made other donations to the organization during past emergencies and disasters as well. To learn more about this program or to donate shoes and clothing, visit Soles4Souls.

About Spenco Medical Corporation
Spenco, a Division of Implus, LLC, is a leading producer of high quality insoles and foot care products, helps people everywhere achieve its motto of Love Your Feet®. Based in Waco, Texas, Spenco provides the most advanced sports medicine and first aid products available, as well as a line of premium shoes for men and women. Founded in 1967 by renowned foot care specialist Dr. Wayman Spence, Spenco earns consumer trust in its products by focusing on superior customer service to distinguish itself in the outdoor, sports, foot care and medical markets. Spenco Total Support® Insoles carry the American Podiatric Medical Association seal of acceptance. Learn more about Spenco products by visiting spenco.com or calling 800-877-3626.

Soles4Souls®
Soles4Souls is a not-for-profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. 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. Since it began, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 26 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance. Visit Soles4souls.org for more information.

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