South Orange, NJ (PRWEB) October 10, 2013
The drive will be held October 23-25 with local businesses throughout the United States accepting shoe donations for Soles4Souls while offering customers incentives to shop on those specific days. Some of the local New Jersey businesses include Davis Family Farmers Agency in Cape May, Anthony L Pugliese Agency, Inc. in East Brunswick, and McKoy Agency LLC in South Orange. Other businesses in the area include DS Pool Service in Norristown, PA.
This is the NALA’s fourth Shop Local for a Cause event, an awareness campaign which supports local businesses and national causes. The NALA’s businesses all over the United States are coming together and asking their communities to bring in new or gently worn shoes during these special days. To find a local business participating in Shop Local for a Cause, please visit http://www.shoplocalforacause.com/local.
Experts estimate that approximately 300 million children worldwide – almost as many as the entire U.S. population – live without shoes on their feet. 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. This event will enable Soles4Souls to continue working to prevent this distress and better the lives of those in need.
About the NALA™
The NALA, a small business association, is for local business owners offering new online advertising & marketing tools, great business benefits, education and money-saving programs, as well as a charity program. The NALA has created a strong emphasis on partnering with charities, by giving their members the ability to participate in non-profit drives all year.
Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution 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 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 http://www.giveshoes.org for more information.
PR Contact: Tiffani Tendell