Generosity Shines Bright During Holiday Shoe Drive

Submitted by Tammy Le

The generosity of the residents of Wells Branch shone bright as more than 105 pairs of  shoes were donated to Soles4Souls, a charity that collects gently used and new shoes and distributes them to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria.  During the 2011 shoe drive, over 354 pairs of shoes were donated.  With 105 of those coming from here in Wells Branch, our community was responsible for donating almost 30% of the total number of shoes collected.

In November and December, Horizon Realty sponsored a shoe drive to benefit Sole 4 Souls with donation bins in the Wells Branch Rec. Center.  For some children and adults, this is the first pair of shoes they have ever owned.

Since 2005, Soles4Souls has delivered over 16 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes. The shoes have been distributed to people in over 127 countries, including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal, Peru, Iraq and many more.  Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS and donating parties are eligible for tax advantages.  Visit their site at

Thank you so much Wells Branch!  We really appreciate you helping Horizon Realty and Soles 4 Souls “Changing the World, One Pair at a Time.”  Many in need around the world will benefit from your generosity during this shoe drive.

Special thanks to Matt Fuller at the Wells Branch Recreation Center, Laurie DeLeon from Horizon Realty, and Debby Thompson for helping to make this happen.

1 thought on “Generosity Shines Bright During Holiday Shoe Drive

  1. Thank you for writing about the Soles4Souls shoe drive, Tammy Le!

    We’re very grateful for everyone hosting and promoting this shoe drive. Thank you for your time and efforts, and for helping us put shoes on the over 300,000,000 children alone that dont have any!

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