Hotter is proud to have stepped up to become a Soles4Souls business partner after donating of 1k pairs of shoes to help the charity’s fight against global poverty.
Soles4Souls is a non-profit social enterprise that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Founded in 2006, the organisation has distributed more than 30 million pairs of new and used shoes in 127 countries.
“We are a strong supporter of Soles4Souls’ mission and we hope the shoes we have sent will help them in their quest to disrupt the cycle of poverty around the globe,” said Hotter CEO Sara Prowse. “As the UK’s biggest shoe maker the work that Soles4Souls is undertaking really is the perfect fit for our company and we are delighted and proud to supply them with these shoes.
“Our first donation of 1k pairs was packed by a team of 24 volunteers who swapped their desk jobs for an evening of packing shoes. We’re all excited to see where the shoes go and hear about who they will help.”
Hotter’s donation was supported by its shipping partner Hermes who delivered the 48 boxes of shoes to the Soles4Souls hub by free of charge.
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. Visit soles4souls.org for more information.
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… made light work of of packing 1,000 pairs of shoes.
“Teamwork made this project work,” commented Sara. “We were packing 18 shoes per minute, which was a great achievement for colleagues who had spent a day at their desks before rolling up their sleeves and getting busy with shoes and boxes.”
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Soles4Souls was founded as a disaster relief organisation after philanthropists and shoe executives provided footwear to those most impacted by the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Soles4Souls creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world.
The power of a pair of shoes
Since 2006 Soles4Souls has collected and distributed 30 millions pair of new shoes to those in need in 127 countries around the world and all 50 states in the US. Find out more…
- Short term solutions
Every day children are prevented from attending school, adults are unable to work. Walking becomes unbearable. A new pair of shoes provides relief today so thousands can succeed tomorrow.
- Long term solutions
Soles4Souls micro-enterprise model provides entrepreneurs the abililty to start and sustain small businesses by providing a steady supply of high quality, low cost product; a powerful and sustainable way for people to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Find out more…
In many developing nations, walking is the primary mode of transportation. Every day millions are exposed to unsanitary conditions that lead to diseases like hookworm and threadworm which can lead to sickness, even death. They also keep children out of school leaving them without an educations and continuing the cycle of poverty.
Thanks To Hermes
“Hermes are extremely proud to be a part of such a worthy cause. Hermes have been a delivery partner of Hotter Shoes for over 5 years. As soon as we heard about the work of the Soles4Souls charity we were extremely excited to provide Hotter Shoes with free shipping for their donation. We wish the charity a great success and we are glad we could provide support for an honourable cause.”
Nicola Godfrey – Business Development Manager at Hermes & Luke Batten – International Business Manager at Hermes