New England Footwear, parent company of GoLite Footwear and Z7 Footwear, has committed to donating 700+ pairs of shoes to Soles4Souls to bring shoes to victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
Starting with the boxing and sending of several hundred pairs of discontinued styles and older lines, GoLite Footwear is happy to help those who need it most.“To be able to give these shoes to people who need them is about the best thing you can do,” said Doug Clark, founder and CEO of New England Footwear.
Soles4Souls has partnered with other organizations on the ground in Haiti to transport and distribute the aid. More than 60,000 pairs of shoes, including work boots, rain boots, children’s athletic shoes and clothing items, have already been distributed in Haiti, with a goal of 1.3 million items distributed.
“We immediately realized that basic necessities such as shoes would be desperately needed for the survivors in Haiti,” said Scott Briggs, President of New England Footwear.“It was not a question of whether we’d help, it was a question of finding the right partner who can get the shoes where they’re needed most. Soles4Souls has proven experience and effectiveness and we’re grateful for their work and ability to let others contribute to the cause,” Briggs continued. “We are asking our fans, our employees, and our retailers to help.If you have gently worn shoes to donate, now is the time.”
For more information on how to get involved and donate to the victims in Haiti, visit www.giveshoes.org.
Z7 Footwear: http://www.z7footwear.com/
About New England Footwear
New England Footwear designs and manufactures shoes that deliver disruptive solutions to emerging consumer needs. New England Footwear brands are focused on innovative, non-obvious paths Neaw England Footwear’s brand stable includes GoLite Footwear and their patent-pending "Soft against the Ground" suspension system, and Z7 Footwear, known for creating controlled instability on a fashion shoe, marrying function and form for real results. For more information on New England footwear, please log onto www.golite-footwear.com