Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Soles 4 Souls Kelowna - By Maxine DeHart - Kelowna Capital News

The goal is to collect 25,000 pairs of shoes in 25 days. Jim Belshaw and Roy’s Shoes has entered in a partnership with the International Shoe Charity “Soles4Souls.”

From Feb. 24 to March 20, sponsors across the Okanagan will be collecting lightly worn shoes. Local organizations including the Kelowna Community Food Bank, Kelowna Gospel Mission, NOW Canada and the Kelowna Women’s Shelter will all be offered footwear for their clients.

The remaining shoes will be shipped to the Soles4Souls distribution centre, where they will be sorted and sent to where they are needed. I know that women have many “mistake” shoes in their closets and it’s a good way to clean them out and help others.

All types of shoes, sandals, runners and boots are needed for children and adults, both male and female of all ages. The shoe drop-off locations are: Roy’s Shoes (1627 Ellis St.); Ramada Hotel (Harvey Avenue); the Capital News (Enterprise Way); all Capri Insurance locations; and Astral Media (Bernard Avenue.

A $5 donation at Roy’s buys two parts of new sandals. Organize a shoe drive at your school, church or place of business to help reach the target. For more info call Jim Belshaw at 250-763-5696;

Stepping up to support the Soles4Souls campaign are Jim Belshaw (left), Donald Robichaud, Bruce Falkins, Maxine DeHart, Robin Durrant and Jim Belshaw. Jr.

Jim Belshaw
Roy's Shoes, Boots and Repairs
1627 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 2A8

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