NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 14, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Soles4Souls®, the international shoe charity, announced a new partnership with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to offer North Americans a unique opportunity to redistribute shoes from their closets. The professional junk removal company is offering its services to donors with large amounts of shoes, including city wide shoe collections and events. Instead of 'junking' the shoes, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? will collect and redistribute the footwear to Soles4Souls. With franchise locations in every major metro in North America, Soles4Souls hopes to collect 1 million pairs of shoes throughout 2012.
"There is a distinction between used shoes and 'junk,' and we hope that our partnership will help the average household continue to separate the two in their minds," said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. "Our relationship with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? will offer additional support to our donor base and hopefully encourage more people to send us their shoes."
"Our company and Soles4Souls are perfectly aligned to help each other," says Brian Scudamore, Founder and CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. "We are always looking for ways to keep unwanted items out of the waste stream. Our relationship with Soles4Souls sees that our charitable efforts complement our ambitious environmental goals. Everyone wins."
Soles4Souls collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support micro-enterprise efforts to eradicate poverty. Soles4Souls' other two divisions, Clothes4Souls and Hope4Souls, provide the same relief and support through clothing and other necessities. Donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Visit www.giveshoes.org, www.clothes4souls.org, or www.hope4souls.org for more information.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? is pioneering an industry that is helping residents and businesses remove junk and regain space. Whether it's a pile of household junk in the garage or a warehouse full of office furnishings, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? removes it for you, making the ordinary business of junk removal exceptional. We are passionate about recycling and donating to charity. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? was founded in 1989 and now operates in approximately 180 locations throughout North America and Australia. www.1800gotjunk.com