Dozens of volunteers and thousands of shoes were sorted together in a small warehouse off Ellis Street today (Wednesday) as part of the Soles4Souls campaign in Kelowna. Approximately 40 people showed up to sort through and box up close to 20,000 pairs of shoes, boots and sandals that will make their way to underprivileged people [...]
Our goal at Soles4Souls Canada is to collect one million pairs of shoes in every province in Canada. We have called this: “The Million Shoe Mission”.
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Millions of people go barefoot every day of the year. Last Thursday (Oct 10, 2013), 10,000 people agreed to go “Barefoot4Them”. The “Them” in Barefoot4Them are the millions of children and adults living in poverty, with no shoes to provide protection and comfort to their feet. Every day, they risk injury and cuts… that leads [...]
Jim Belshaw, Chair of Soles4Souls Canada, and agency partners, James Shaw, Thomas Berger, and Christina Van have joined together in a common vision to see millions of barefoot people around the world enjoying the basic luxury of footwear. For the remainder of 2013 and 2014, Twin Creek Media will be contributing time and resources to [...]
City Councillor Luke Stack City Councillor Maxine DeHart City Councillor Mohini Singh The man behind the push to get Kelowna residents donating their used shoes is now asking those residents to wear no shoes at all next Thursday. Jim Belshaw, chair of Soles4Souls Canada and owner of Roy’s Shoes and Repairs, said the Barefoot4Them campaign [...]
On October 10, 2013 make a choice to live without shoes for the day or an hour. Go barefoot to represent someone who has been affected by wearing inadequate footwear and be the voice of those in need. Take a picture of your shoeless act, post it to your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account, and [...]
Donald J. Robichaud was a son, a brother, a husband, a father, an uncle a dear friend to many and a business owner. Floodlight Business Solutions Group was a dream that Don worked hard to achieve. That dream was not achieved in short order. Much like the dream to have the basic needs in life it [...]
June was declared Soles4Souls Month in Ottawa by Mayor Jim Watson. To see more pictures from the Mayor’s Proclamation, visit the Dymon Storage Soles4Souls page!
Currently the only drop off location in BC is at Roy’s Shoes in Kelowna who collects year round. The address is 1627 Ellis St. Owner Jim Belshaw welcomes calls anytime for more information. 250-763-5696
Western Canada’s Million Shoe Mission shoe drive is now completed. In BC we collected and shipped off to Soles4Souls US distribution center close to 60,000 pairs of gently used shoes not before putting a call out to all the local social agencies and asking them to come get what ever their clients needed first. We [...]
This is a great report from Castanet’s Jen Zielinski, covering a shoe sort for Soles4Souls Canada in Kelowna. Starring our very own Jim Belshaw!