Help Us Turn Fun Into Smiles!
LoziLu is excited to announce our partnership with Soles4Souls, a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering shoes to those in need.
Any muddy shoes donated at LoziLu Women’s Mud Run this year will be given to Soles4Souls’ world-wide mission. It’s a unique opportunity to turn your day of filthy fun into smiles for those in need. Donating is super simple. Wear some old shoes to LoziLu and enjoy the best girls’ day of the year with friends by your side. After the race is over, tie the laces of your muddy sneakers together and toss them in the donation pile. That’s it! LoziLu and Soles4Souls take care of the rest. Just remember to bring an extra pair of shoes to wear home
Here’s a little about Soles4Souls…
How Soles4Souls Achieves Its Anti-poverty Mission
Soles4Souls distributes shoes and clothing in two ways. Most new items collected primarily from corporations and retailers are given directly to people in need, both in the U.S. and overseas. The organization has relationships with several of the world’s leading apparel brands, which provides Soles4Souls with new but non-marketable overstocks, returns, discontinued models and other shoes or clothing items.
At the same time, Soles4Souls receives millions of articles of used shoes and clothing that have been collected by individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners. After sorting items in its national warehouse system, Soles4Souls typically sells the used shoes and clothing, as well as some new items allocated by manufacturers, to carefully selected micro-enterprise organizations. These both private and non-profit companies are contracted to provide shipping, financing, inventory, training and other support to ultra-small businesses 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. The sale of footwear and apparel to support micro-jobs also provides the majority of funding to sustain Soles4Souls operations and further expand its donations of new shoes and clothing.