WASHINGTON, DC -- (August 22, 2011) Patton Boggs employees recently donated more than 1,100 (1,162) pairs of new and gently worn shoes to Soles4Souls, an international charity that distributes donated shoes to those living in extreme poverty or recovering from natural disasters. The campaign, which ran throughout the month of June in all seven of the firm’s U.S. offices, helped contribute to the more than 13 million pairs of shoes already distributed by the charitable organization since 2005.
“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 Wayne Elsey, Soles4Souls founder and CEO. “We need partners such as Patton Boggs 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” Elsey added.
Individuals and companies interested in donating can visit the organization’s website at www.giveshoes.org.