While Screen Printing at our most recent “Screen Print a Smaller Carbon Footprint” event I had the pleasure to meet Columbia alum and artist Taylor Mallory. He is working alongside Soles4Souls to make a difference through music.
Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. The charity distributes these shoes to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 13 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently donating one pair every 7 seconds.) The shoes have been distributed to people in over 125 countries, including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and the United States.
Soles4Souls Inc. has committed to collect and distribute 11 million shoes in 2011 to people living in extreme poverty and recovering from natural disasters through its “11 IN 11” campaign. The shoe charity gives away one pair of shoes to a person in need every 7 seconds. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 12 million pairs of shoes because of the generosity and commitment of people and organizations.
From April 15 -24th, Soles4Souls, Level Next Music, Dupée Productions and recording artist Taylor Mallory will be collecting your gently worn footwear and/or donations to make a tangible difference through the gift of shoes. Every donation will support the charity’s initiative to distribute 11 million pairs of shoes in 2011. Also, A video release for Taylor Mallory’s “Sunni’s Outside” video will be held at Akin – South Location:
Thursday April 21, 2011 7 – 10pm.
People and companies interested in donating can stop into any AKIN Location:
South- 1313 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60607
North- 2350 N. Clark
Chicago, IL 60614
Level Next Music