Eddie Ferrell, a broker at Crye-Leike Realtors, announced that the real estate company will be collecting shoe donations for Soles4Souls at its Spring Hill, 5407 Main Street, and Midtown, 1819 Broadway, Suite 200, Nashville, offices.
The holiday donation drive started Oct. 3 and continues through the end of December.
“I strongly encourage everyone in the community to drop by one of our offices and drop off a new or gently worn pair of shoes to help Soles4Souls fight poverty,” Ferrell said in a press release announcing the drive. “As the holidays approach, it is important that we embrace the spirit of giving and remember those in need.”
Soles4Souls aims is to eradicate extreme poverty by 2050. According to the organization, children every day are prevented from attending school and adults are unable to work as walking becomes unbearable, which perpetuates the cycle of poverty. To date, Soles4Souls has collected and distributed more than 26 million pairs of shoes to those in need in 127 countries around the world and all 50 states in the U.S.
“Every pair of donated shoes counts, and can provide relief today so thousands can succeed tomorrow,” Ferrell said. “Every person in the world deserves at least one good pair of shoes.”
Ferrell represents buyers and sellers, specializing in East Nashville, Midtown, the Sylvan’s, The Nations, Spring Hill and all the Nashville Towers, along with representing builders in the Green Hills and Spring Hill areas. For more information, please call (931) 320-4552 or (615) 373-3456.
For more information about getting involved with Soles4Souls or to become an official drop-off location, visit https://soles4souls.org/get-
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. Based in Nashville, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance and holds a four-star rating with Charity Navigator.