Soles4Souls mission is based on a simple concept: Collecting shoes from those who can spare pairs and giving them away to people who desperately need them.
Their motto: Changing the World One Pair at a Time
This amazing organization facilitates the collection of new and slightly used footwear and distributes them to those in desperate need around the world. Donations come from corporations, retailers, churches, schools or individuals like you. As of 2009, the five year old company has distributed more than 5 million pairs to people in over 125 countries. They now distribute one pair of shoes every 13 seconds.
Hush Puppies began working with Soles4Souls in 2008. Globally, the Hush Puppies family collected and donated over 25,000 pairs of shoes that year and is proud to continue supporting them corporately on an ongoing basis.
Donations of new or slightly used shoes as well as monetary donations can be made to Soles4Souls directly. To find out how or learn more about them, you can visit their website at www.giveshoes.org.
Hush Puppies proudly supports Best Friends Animal Society!
Best Friends Animal Society is guided by a simple philosophy: kindness to animals builds a better world for all of us.
Their motto: No More Homeless Pets
Originating in the 1970’s by a group of animal lovers in Arizona, Best Friends today is a 33,000 acre ranch in southern Utah, just outside of Kanab. This massive no-kill sanctuary is home on any given day to anywhere from 1700-2,000 animals. Animals come from puppy mills, hoarders, natural disaster areas, abusive or abandonment situations, overtaxed shelters and any other scenario you think of. Approximately 3 out of 4 are soon ready to be adopted by loving families. The others who are too chronically ill or too badly traumatized to be adopted will live out their lives at the sanctuary being cared for by the loving staff and volunteers.
Best Friends’ reach is vast. They work with all types of rescue organizations, hold “No More Homeless Pets” conferences, provide resources and consulting services, assist in natural disaster or rescue situations and have formed the massive Best Friends Network, a global online community connecting people and organizations through kindness to animals.
Best Friends Animal Society is funded entirely by donations. To make a donation or find out more about them, visit their website at www.bestfriends.org.