NECMA Helps Those In Need With A Shoe Drive To Benefit SOLES4SOULS® Inc

The New England Club Managers Association (NECMA) Community Services invites its members to recycle their 'gently worn' shoes in an effort to help distribute shoes to people in need.
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Sept. 29, 2012 - PRLog -- NORTON, MASSACHUSETTS – September 22, 2012 – Soles4Souls Inc. has committed to collect and distribute shoes to people living in extreme poverty and recovering from natural disasters. The shoe charity provides one pair of shoes to a person in need every 7 seconds. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 13 million pairs of shoes because of the generosity and commitment of people and organizations like NECMA.

NECMA "CLUB COLLECTING FOR COMMUNITIES" are community services campaigns that have helped thousands of needy people each year since its inaugural year in 1993. Through the campaign, we make a significant difference in the lives of the people within our local communities by pulling together to collect food, clothing and toys for those who do not have the money to spend on these items.

Soles4Souls believes partners like NECMA will challenge others to become a force of change by helping the charity cater to the evolving needs of the global community. The shoe charity recognizes its success is the result of individuals and industry partners such as NECMA who clean out closets and warehouses so that individuals around the world can have a better life through American’s excess.

Soles4Souls and NECMA will be collecting your new or gently worn footwear and/or donations to make a tangible difference through the gift of shoes. Every donation will support the charity’s initiative to distribute shoes to those in need.

“With tragedies such as the earthquakes in countries like Haiti and Japan, on top of the enormous needs elsewhere, we can use the estimated 1.5 billion shoes taking up space in the closets of ordinary people to change the world one pair at a time,” said Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls, Wayne Elsey.

Elsey added, “We need partners like NECMA to get behind Soles4Souls. Donating shoes is one of the most simple yet profound acts you can do, because it will greatly improve someone’s life in the most difficult of times.”

We will be collecting gently used “SHOES” at each of our upcoming meetings on Sunday, omnsq September 30th at Woodland Golf Club (Newton, MA); Additional dates to be decided depending on the collection.

People and companies interested in donating can visit the organization’s website at

About Soles4Souls®, Clothes4Souls®, and Hope4Souls™
Soles4Souls collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support micro-enterprise efforts to eradicate poverty. Soles4Souls’ other two divisions, Clothes4Souls and Hope4Souls, provide the same relief and support through clothing and other necessities. Donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Visit,, or for more information.

The New England Club Managers Association (NECMA), the original chapter of the Club Managers Association of America, was established in 1914 and has since been a leader in the advancement of opportunities for private club managers, and foremost, students of the culinary and hospitality industries. NECMA has more than 240 members who manage more than 150 private clubs in the New England area. The purposes of the New England Chapter are to provide education to persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character, to promote and encourage efficient and successful club management, and to advance friendly relations among its members. For more information about NECMA, visit our web site at

The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the professional Association for managers of membership clubs. With close to 7,000 members across all classifications, CMAA manager members run more than 3,000 country, golf, city, athletic, faculty, yacht, town and military clubs. The objectives of the Association are to promote and advance friendly relations among persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character; to encourage the education and advancement of its members; to assist club officers and members, through their managers, to secure the utmost in efficient and successful operations. CMAA hosts the World Conference on Club Management and Exposition annually; maintains a highly trafficked Web site — —containing club industry resources as well as a section for CMAA members only; researches, writes and develops textbooks, manuals and white papers on club management issues; and is involved in numerous industry-wide initiatives that advance the profession of club management and enrich the lives of its members.
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