They cleaned out their closets so others could benefit from their generosity, as every single pair of shoes collected makes a difference in someone’s life.
Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) October 02, 2017
Viki Kaas, broker/owner of Homes Unlimited, Inc., recently hosted a summer shoe donation drive for Soles4Souls, a nonprofit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. The result of Homes Unlimited’s drive was eight boxes of shoes that will help many people in need.
“It was fun touching base with friends, family, and clients during this drive,” said Kaas, who was named Anchorage Realtor of the Year in 2007. “They cleaned out their closets so others could benefit from their generosity, as every single pair of shoes collected makes a difference in someone’s life.”
Soles4Souls aims is to eradicate extreme poverty by 2050. To date, Soles4Souls has collected and distributed more than 30 million pairs of shoes to those in need in 127 countries around the world and all 50 states in the U.S. “Businesses and individuals that host donation drives for Soles4Souls help us fulfill our mission by providing short-term relief and long-term solutions to global poverty,” said Buddy Teaster, Soles4Souls President and CEO.
In addition to supporting Soles4Souls, Kaas, a third-generation Alaskan, is a dedicated community advocate. She volunteers to cook for the workers at Kokrine Hills Bible Camp and volunteers at a local private school. She has also held various officer positions in the Anchorage PTA and was a Camp Fire Alaska leader for seven years.
Soles4Souls disrupts the cycle of poverty by creating sustainable jobs and providing relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the organization repurposes product to supply its micro-enterprise, disaster relief and direct assistance programs. A nonprofit social enterprise, Soles4Souls earns more than half of its income and commits 100% of donations to programs.
About Viki Kaas, Homes Unlimited, Inc.
Viki Kaas is a Graduate, Realtor Institute and Certified Residential Specialist. She is currently president-elect for the Anchorage Board of Realtors, a position she also held in 2003. Over the years, she has served as president of the Alaska Multiple Listing Service, and served on the board of the PTA, Alaska Association of Realtors and Community Council, in addition to volunteering for Birchwood Christian School and the Crossings at Birchwood. Homes Unlimited, Inc. is a high-tech virtual brokerage in Anchorage. For more information, please call (907) 346-4111, or visit http://www.callviki.com.
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