Overstock Shoes Online Store, The Shoe Barrel, Announces Soles4Souls Shoe Drive

Overstock shoes online store, The Shoe Barrel, announces a shoe drive at its sister company, Foot Solutions of Estero. People are encouraged to donate gently used shoes to benefit the non-profit organization Soles4Souls.
By: The Shoe Barrel
June 1, 2011 - PRLog -- The Shoe Barrel, a retail store providing overstock shoes online, announces a Summer Shoe Drive at its sister company, Foot Solutions of Estero.  Beginning June 1st, Foot Solutions of Estero will be collecting gently used shoes for the non-profit organization, Soles4Souls, providing footwear for people in need worldwide.  The Shoe Barrel, located at http://www.theshoebarrel.com, provides new and overstock shoes online and will be assisting in promotion of the shoe drive.

The shoe drive will also be kicking off the 4th annual “Soles 4 Souls National Barefoot Week 2011”.  This is a week-long series of events that encourage public participation in hundreds of concurrent shoe drives, fun runs & walkathons, retail trade-in events, concerts, and festivals.  The events are to raise awareness around the fact that more than 300 million children and 1.5 billion adults worldwide do not have footwear. Over the course of the week, Soles4Souls will be distributing more than 50,000 pairs of new shoes to those in need here the United States.  For more information, visit Soles4Souls.org, or for information about The Shoe Barrel, visit http://www.TheShoeBarrel.com

“We are not necessarily encouraging Southwest Floridians to go barefoot, unless they are on the beach!  However, we are encouraging them to bring in any gently used shoes they no longer wear, or that they may be tossing out from Spring cleaning,” said Chris Cole, Owner, Foot Solutions Estero.  “The shoes will be donated to Soles 4 Souls, as well as a few local organizations that provide shoes and clothing to those in need right here in Southwest FL .  As a ‘thank you’ for participating in the shoe drive, we are giving a $15 gift certificate towards the purchase of new shoes to anyone who brings in shoes to be donated during the week of June 1st -June 8th.  Shoe donations will also continue to be accepted throughout the year.  Anyone who brings in shoes to be donated will also receive a free digital foot scan and full Pedorthic, balance, and gait analysis.”  

Soles4Souls distributes a new pair of shoes approximately every 7 seconds, and has provided close to 12 million pairs of shoes around the world to date.  Foot Solutions of Estero has collected more than 2,000 pairs of shoes locally, which are distributed to Soles 4 Souls, as well as local charitable organizations including RCMA Headstart and Harvest Time Ministries.

Where to donate:

Bring gently used shoes to Foot Solutions of Estero in the Corkscrew Village Shopping Center, on the corner of Corkscrew Road and U.S. 41 (next to Publix).  For more information, call 239- 495-8911 or e-mail estero@footsolutions.com .  Hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m - 5p.m., Closed Sundays.

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The Shoe Barrel is a health oriented, online footwear retailer, owned by Christopher Cole, a Certified, Licensed Pedorthist. The online store, located at http://www.theshoebarrel.com, provides a vast selection of high quality comfort shoes and sandals, including brands such as Finn Comfort, Drew, Chung Shi, Reebok, MBT, and more. All footwear sold on the site is overstock inventory from a retailer that is a recognized leader in specialty footwear, orthopedic shoes, walking shoes, running shoes, rocker sole shoes, and diabetic footwear. It also specializes in shoes for alleviation of joint pain and back pain, and for those suffering from foot conditions, such as heel pain, flat feet, hammer toes, or plantar fasciitis. The Shoe Barrel’s online store provides an unsurpassed level of quality footwear, at deeply discounted prices that are not available in a retail setting. For more information about The Shoe Barrel, visit www.theshoebarrel.com or call (239) 495-8911.
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