Point6 Steps Up to Support Soles4Souls Anti-Poverty Mission
with Merino Wool Socks
Steamboat, Colo. – (Sept. 24, 2014) --Point6, makers of premium merino wool socks engineered to deliver unmatched durability and comfort, is proud to show its support for Soles4Souls, a global non-profit that collects donated footwear and distributes them to people in need around the world.
Footwear is a basic human necessity that promotes equality and opportunity across all of humanity. New footwear can provide an adult with the confidence needed to find a job, just as children need proper fitting footwear to participate in school, sports and social activities.
“Being able to provide new socks empowers those in need and enables us to give something back,” notes Peter Duke, CEO with Point6. “Our continued partnership with non-profits like Soles4Souls ensures that our durable merino wool socks are put to good use by supporting those in need.”
Soles4Souls distributes shoes and clothing in two ways: giving directly to people in need, both in the US and overseas, and by selling to carefully selected micro-enterprise organizations in countries like Haiti where there are virtually no jobs to generate personal income. Through the collection and sale of used (and new) clothing and shoes, Soles4Souls helps create self-sustaining jobs that generate desperately needed revenues throughout those communities.
“Point6 is a perfect partner for Soles4Souls, says Buddy Teaster, President and CEO with Soles4Souls. “They are innovative, focused and really care about making a difference. Because we put shoes on so many people’s feet, we know the importance of high quality socks. Over and over we see socks received with the same joy and gratitude as a pair of new shoes! We couldn’t be happier than working with Point6.”
This month, Point6 will donate hundreds of pairs of brand new, performance merino wool socks to Soles4Souls that will be distributed to those in need in Haiti and around the world. On October 10, 2014, the team at Point6 will also join the Soles4Souls #Barefoot4Them campaign to raise awareness for the 400 million children who live in extreme poverty. Making the choice to live one day without shoes and go barefoot represents those who have been affected by wearing inadequate footwear. Be #Barefoot4Them.
For more information, please visit http://soles4souls.org/.
More about Point6:
Makers of premium merino wool socks with sport-specific designs engineered to deliver the ultimate in performance and comfort; Point6 was launched in 2008 by merino wool innovators, Peter and Patty Duke. All point6 socks are proudly made in the USA using state of the art knitting and compact-spinning technologies with the finest imported merino yarns. The brand is committed to delivering merino wool products of the utmost quality, comfort and durability. For more information, please visit www.point6.com.
Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Since it began, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 22 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance, and holds a four-star rating with Charity Navigator. Please visit www.soles4souls.org for more information.