Soles 4 Souls Shoe Drive in Alexandria

Soles 4 Souls

Alexandria Residents and City of Alexandria Employees are invited to recycle their new or ‘gently worn’ shoes for people in need.

Every 17 seconds, Soles4Souls Inc. gives away another pair of shoes to someone in need. The shoe charity has earned glowing endorsements from Hollywood stars and professional athletes, but the people that truly make the non-profit organization effective are those who clean out their closets to personally drop off their “gently worn” shoes at a participating location.

For a limited time, Soles4Souls and Tomorrow’s Black Men, Inc. will be collecting your gently worn footwear to help provide assistance to persons in need, whether they are victims of a natural disaster or subject to living in extreme poverty. It is estimated that Americans have 1.5 billion pairs of unused shoes lying in their closets. The charity can use each and every one of these pairs to make a tangible difference in someone’s life. Tomorrow’s Black Men, Inc. is asking that you clean out your closets and drop your shoes in a box at a location near you! (See attachment for shoe drop locations). Individuals and companies interested in donating money to help defray shipping cost can contact Laverne Short on 571.338.7520 or visit the organization’s website at, and follow the instructions.

When: January 3rd through January 30th

Show drop locations

Alexandria City Hall 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Charles Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304

Charles Houston Rec. Center 901 Wythe Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

William Ramsay Recreation Center 5650 Sanger Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22311

Mount Vernon Rec. Center 2701 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305

Cora Kelly Rec. Center 25 W Reed Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305

Charles Barrett Rec. Center 1115 Martha Custis Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302

Patrick Henry Rec. Center 4643 Taney Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304

Chinquapin Park Rec. Center 3210 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302

Lee Center 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Nannie J. Lee Rec. Center 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

January 3 - January 31, 2011.If box is full or you have questions, contact: Laverne Short - 703.746.5503 or 571.338.7520

About Tracy Viselli
Tracy Viselli is the Community Manager for ACTion Alexandria.

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