Saturday, March 31, 2012

Soles 4 Souls Drop Off Locations Announced for BC

Time for Kelowna, West Kelowna, Summerland, Peachland, Penticton, South Okanagan, Vernon, North Okanagan, Kamloops, Prince George,  Merrit, Kootney's, Vancouver Island, Vancouver/Lower Mainland to open your closets!

Soles4Souls is once again collecting gently used shoes of any size or type to help those in need around the world.

So if you have a few extra pairs of shoes just lying around, drop them off at any of these locations:

Roy's Shoes-1627 Ellis St.
On Side Restoration-8-1595 Innovation Dr.
Capri Insurance-Capri Centre
Capri Insurance-Orchard Park Mall
Capri Insurance-Powick Road
Capri Insurance-Winfield Shopping Centre
McDonalds- Harvey Avenue
McDonalds-Lake Country
McDonalds-Glen Park
Prospera Credit Union-Harvey St.
Starbucks- All Locations
Prospera Credit Union- Mission Branch
Ramada Hotel Kelowna
Mark's Work Wearhouse
PostNet-105-3957 Lakeshore Rd
PostNet-138-1876 Cooper Rd, Kelowna
OK Tire-Sprinfield Rd

West Kelowna
PostNet-2417 Main St.
Capri Insurance-WB Towne Centre Plaza
McDonalds- West Kelowna
Starbucks- All  Locations
Mark's Work Wearhouse
OK Tires-West Kelowna
Bank Montreal 3604 Gosset Rd

McDonalds Summerland

Prospera Credit Union-Main St-Penticton
Starbucks- All Locations
Capri Insurance-396 Ellis St.
Ok Tire-485 Warren Ave E.

South Okanagan
OK Tire Osoyoos 8147 Main St
OK Tire Oliver 36259 97th St.

McDonalds -58th Ave- Vernon
McDonalds - WalMart-Vernon
McDonalds-25th Ave-Vernon
Mark's Work Wearhouse
On Side Restoration 5005 24th St.
Prospera Credit Union-32nd St-Vernon
Starbucks- All Locations
Capri Insurance-Polson Place Mall
Capri Insurance-Acess 48th Ave
OK Tire 3300 32 Ave.

North Okanagan
McDonalds - Armstrong

On Side Restoration 1316 McGill Rd.
Mark's Work Wearhouse
Starbucks- All  Locations
Capri Insurance-1315 Summit Drive
Capri Insurance-1800 Tranquille Rd

Prince George
Total Delivery Sytems 2119 Ogilvie St S

Mark's Work Wearhouse
Starbucks- All Locations

Mark's Work Wearhouse-Nelson
Mark's Work Wearhouse-Castlegar
Mark's Work Wearhouse-Trail

Vancouver Island 
On Side Restoration 2-5280 Polkey Rd. Duncan
On Side Restoration 6908 Comox Rd Nanaimo
On Side Restoration 800A Francis Rd. Victoria
Total Delivery Systems Victoria 450 Banga Pl
Total Delivery Systems Nanaimo 4-125 Bowlsby St
Total Delivery Systems 4747 Tebo Rd.Port Alberni
Total Delivery Systems 260A Tsolum Road Courtenay

Vancouver/Lower Mainland
On Side Restoration Unit A 31053 Peardonville Rd Abbotsford
On Side Restoration Unit #8 12950 80th Ave Surrey
On Side Restoration 3157 Grandview Hwy Vanouver

All Lower Mainland Prospera Credit  Unions
Abbotsford Branch 34630 DeLair Road
Abbotsford West Oaks Branch 40 - 32700 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford Corporate Office 500-32071 S. Fraser Way
Surrey Fleetwood Branch 100 - 15288 Fraser Highway
Surrey Centre Branch 13747-104th Avenue
Surrey Ocean Pointe Branch 102 - 1688 152 Street
Vancouver South Granville Branch3088 Granville Street
Chilliwack Branch45820 Wellington Avenue
Chilliwack Sardis Branch7565 Vedder Road
Langley Branch500 - 6339 200th Street
Mission Branch 101 - 32423 Lougheed Hwy
Agassiz Branch PO Box 431 - 1810 No. 9 Hwy

Other Lower Mainland Locations
Mozart Bakery - Suite 12 – 20348 88th Ave. Langley
Versacold - 19572 94th Ave. Surrey
Bakerview Pet Hospital (With PetSmart) - 1305 Sumas Way, Abbotsford
Cannon Medical Clinic 2151 McCallum Road, Abbotsford
Optimum Sports Clinic - #7 - 45966 Yale Road, Chilliwack
Pricemart Foods 46020 Yale Rd West, Chilliwack
Total Body Fitness - 45680 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack
Garrison Wine & Liquor Merchants - 45555 Market Way #5, Chilliwack
Praetorian Security #16-45966 Yale Road West, Chilliwack
Vedder Elementary School - 45850 Promontory Road, Chilliwack
Hobby Hill Preschool - 5650 Teskey Way, Chilliwack
Name That Tune Night (One night only April 28th) - Ryder Lake Hall 49285 Elkview Road Chilliwack
Ship Happens - 115 First St. Sumas, WA

A big THANK YOU all our pick up locations for helping with the collection of the donated shoes.

A special THANK YOU to Gord Halvorsen and the drivers at Total Delivery Systems from all over British Columbia for doing the shoe pick ups. Without the donation of their time, trucks and gas Soles 4 Souls could not succeed!

Every donation makes a huge difference in the lives of someone less fortunate!

If you have any questions contact Jim Belshaw Roy's Shoes, Boots and Repair 1627 Ellis Street Kelowna, BC V1Y 2A8 250-763-5696

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Press Release - Soles 4 Souls Month in Kelowna (Canada)

“Soles 4 Souls Month in Kelowna (Canada)” 
Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray and Roy’s Shoes Jim (Roy) Belshaw
Soles4Soles CFO/CEO Kevin Goughary & CAO Todd McKee  
Press Conference 
Monday April 2nd 2012 - 1:00 to 2:00 pm 
Roys Shoes  – 1627 Ellis Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 2A8 
Soles4Souls Canada
Changing the world, One Pair at a time
April 1st 2012 through April 30th 2012
 Kelowna , BC –From April 1st through April 30th with participating locations across Kelowna gently worn shoes will be collected as part of our goal to collect 100,000 pairs of shoes in the month of April as part of Sole4Souls Canada’s Million Shoe Mission.

In 2010 Jim Belshaw started Soles4Souls Canada and with the support of the citizens of Kelowna proceeded to collect 40,000 pairs of shoes for Soles4Souls. In 2011 60,000 pairs of shoes were collected.

This year we are proud to have for our launch CFO/CEO Kevin Goughary & CAO Todd McKee with us to launch this year’s campaign.

Our goal this year is to collect 100,000 pairs of gently worn shoes in the month of April as part of Sole4Souls Canada’s Million Shoe Mission.

We are proud to also announce that this year as part of our Soles4Souls Million Shoes Mission we will be collecting shoes in Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec. The Long-term goal is to make April Soles4Soles Month in Canada.

Local Kelowna Social agencies will be supported: Last year 7,000 pairs of the 60,000 pairs of shoes collected remained in the Okanagan and were distributed out to the community through agencies like Gospel Mission, Now Canada, Kelowna Women’s Shelter and the Friendship Center. The remaining shoes were shipped to a Soles4Souls sorting center in Nevada where they were resorted and shipped to the people most in need, primarily Haiti last year.

The remaining shoes will be shipped to the Soles4Souls distribution Centre in Nevada where they will be sorted and shipped to where needed around the world.

In the last 2 year Souls4Souls Canada, collecting shoes in the Interior BC has collected 115,000 pairs of shoes. This Year we will be collecting shoes in Kelowna, Edmonton, Montreal and Kelowna.

Since its inception in 2004 Soles4Souls has distributed over 17 million pairs of shoes, and has responded to more than 40 natural disasters worldwide with crisis relief aid, including Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake in 2010, the Japan earthquake, and the Alabama and Missouri tornadoes in 2011.

With 1 in 4 people around the world living in abject poverty, the shoe charity also assists individuals living in developing nations and in the U.S. and Canada who cannot afford shoes.

In the last few years the tragedy in Haiti and Japan reminds us of the 300 million children around the world who live a life of tragedy and disaster every day. By giving them the gift of shoes, you tell them that it’s possible to dream beyond their current situation and remind them that there are people who love and care about them.

If you’re interested in supporting Soles4Souls’ relief efforts, let me encourage you to visit to find the nearest shoe drop-off location.  Monetary donations can be made also be made.

Situations like Haiti and Japan remind us just how much we have. Consider sharing your extra shoes and a few extra dollars to help change the lives of people around the world with the gift of shoes.
3 ways to help
1)     Drop off shoe locations at anyone of the drop off locations see  for all locations in Kelowna.

2)     A $1.00 donation buys 1 pair of NEW SANDALS. Go to

3)     Organize a shoe drive at school, church, and your place of business or your neighborhood!!! 
Estimates are that every person has 3 or 4 pairs at least in their closet that are not worn any more but still in good shape. We ask that you clean out your closets but convince your friends, neighbors and relatives to do the same. We ask that the shoes have no holes in the soles and are in decent shape. All footwear including sandals and boots are accepted and needed.
It is also the GREEN thing to do. There is tons of discarded footwear in the landfills that contain toxic glue that holds our shoes together, when these break-down it can leak into our water supply and atmosphere.

Kelowna citizens and companies interested in donating can visit the Soles4Souls at or call Jim Belshaw @ 250-763-5696 

Jim Belshaw 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Mayor Walter Gray - Time for Spring Cleaning!

Mayor Walter Gray for Soles4Souls Kelowna

It’s time for a little spring cleaning!!

Kelowna has always been a caring city and as Mayor I am proclaiming April as Soles4Souls month in Kelowna.

Soles4Souls Canada offers an important service ensuring that children and adults in our community and the world are assisted by the simple donations of gently worn shoes.

We need you, our fellow citizens, to clean out your closets and help ensure that the children and adults of the world have the appropriate footwear for school and work.

With your simple donation we can improve their lives by the collection and distribution of gently worn shoes.

Our goal this year is to collect one hundred thousand pairs of shoes.

You can drop off your donations at many locations throughout the city.

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Jim Belshaw Roy's Shoes, Boots and Repair 1627 Ellis Street Kelowna, BC V1Y 2A8 250-763-5696

Soles 4 Souls Kelowna - Roy’s Shoes Kelowna BC

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