It’s that time of year again. Time to clean out your closet, and bring all your gently worn shoes to Monkee’s of Greenville. Each June we take donations of all kinds of shoes, new and old, and donate them to Soles 4 Souls. When you make a donation, you will receive 20% off a new pair! It’s a great cause that we are proud to be a part of each year. Read their story below:
Soles4Souls collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support micro-business efforts to eradicate poverty.
Soles4Souls has a simple concept: they procure shoes and get them to those in need.
In the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami that hit Southeast Asia, Wayne Elsey, the Founder of Soles4Souls® Inc., felt compelled to do something. Like many of us, he did not know what to do. He was at home one night, watching TV and he saw a picture of a single shoe washing up on the beach. That triggered a few calls to some other executives in the footwear industry and the subsequent donation of a quarter of a million shoes to victims in the devastated countries.
A few months later when Katrina hit, Wayne called the same group of friends, and through our continued support, we have sent over a million pairs of shoes down to the gulf coast communities affected by the hurricane. In all honesty, he admits that he did not expect such an immediate and successful turnout. This left him wondering, why not start a non-profit and do this all the time? One year later, Soles4Souls was formally created.
It has been that simple: changing the world one pair at a time.
Soles4Souls receives large donations from footwear companies, retailers, churches, nonprofit ministries, civic groups, schools, and individuals and saw that this could become a full time organization. That’s why Soles4Souls was created – to facilitate the donations from these groups to the people who desperately need footwear.
We are proud to be a sponsor of the Hampton Huddle 5K. This event will take place on Saturday June 16th at 8AM. You can learn more about the race and read Spencer’s story at http://prayingforspencer.blogspot.com/
What a nice forecast for the weekend! After work, I’m looking forward to heading to Raleigh to spend some time with my bestie, Corinne, who is in NC for a bit for work. I can’t wait to spend the weekend by the pool, sipping on something refreshing, and doing a little shopping. I’ve sure missed her since she move out west!
Here are some of our faves for this sun filled weekend!
I desperatly need to make a trip here!
To pick up my favorite mascara!
It’s the time of year where communities began to hold their “coming out” parties, or as we Southerner’s call it, debutante parties. The young women making their debut are around 19 years old, from upper class families, and are officially being introduced into society as a young adults.
Along with “debbing” there comes many parties and luncheons. A young woman going through this southern tradition must be appropriately dressed for each occasion. Here are some of our favorite lady-like dresses that would be perfect for any coming out party.
It’s time to rummage through the closet, and evaluate your Summer Bag options! I could literally carry a different bag each day with so many fun and bright options to choose from. White one day, and nautical striped tote the next, and a punch of color at the end of the week. What about you? What’s your Summer bag fetish? Here are some of our faves!