New England Footwear partners with Souls 4 Souls

New England Footwear partners with Souls4 Souls. NEF will collect gently worn shoes at thier corporate headquarters, 55 Main Street Newmarket NH.
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New England Footwear
ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH SOLES4SOULS®, THE SHOE CHARITY

Shoppers are invited to donate funds or bring their ‘gently worn' shoes to NEF corporate offices.

NASHVILLE, TN – DATE –New England Footwear, a leader in innovative footwear, is proud to announce a partnership with Soles4Souls, the international shoe charity. From April 20th, 2010 through April 20th, 2011, New England Footwear will be collecting shoes at their corporate headquarters in Newmarket NH.

Every 9 seconds, Soles4Souls 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..

"Soles4Souls makes such a difference in the lives of so many and has really helped us to ensure we stay true to our core values. Health and wellness is important not only for our feet and body but also for our environment. By helping to collect and distribute gently worn shoes we can continue to spread the message that healthy comfortable footwear leads to happiness and wellbeing." said CEO Doug Clark.

Soles4Souls and New England Footwear will be collecting your gently worn footwear to ship to people in need, whether they are victims of natural disasters 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.

“New England Footwear is a terrific partner and we are excited they are offering customers a great way to get involved in our mission,” said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. “Their efforts will benefit many people in need and we are proud to have their support,” he said.

For more information about location and details, please visit www.newenglandfootwear.com

People and companies interested in donating can visit the Soles4Souls website at www.giveshoes.org.

About Soles4Souls®
Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. We distribute these shoes, free of charge, to people in need around the world. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 7 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently distributing one pair every 9 seconds). The shoes have been distributed in 125 countries, including Haiti, Kenya, Nepal and the United States. Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS and donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Visit www.giveshoes.org for more information.

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.newenglandfootwear.com or contact Kim Clark at KClark@newenglandfootwear.com

SOLES4SOULS CONTACTS:
Elizabeth Kirk, Soles4Souls 615-391-5723 elizabethk@giveshoes.crg

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