Advertiser 3 Wishes Boutique, located in Olde Burien, is offering a 15% discount to anyone who donates a pair of ‘gently used’ shoes to their Soles4Souls Shoe Drive.
But this special offer expires April 15th, so you’d best go through you closet soon, as this deal will save you money AND help those in need.
According to the Soles4Souls website:
Soles4Souls collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support micro-business efforts to eradicate poverty. “Soles4Souls’ other two divisions, Clothes4Souls and Hope4Souls, provide the same relief and support through clothing and other necessities.
In the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami that hit Southeast Asia, Wayne Elsey, the Founder of Soles4Souls® Inc., felt compelled to do something. Like many of us, he did not know what to do. He was at home one night, watching TV and he saw a picture of a single shoe washing up on the beach. That triggered a few calls to some other executives in the footwear industry and the subsequent donation of a quarter of a million shoes to victims in the devastated countries.
A few months later when Katrina hit, Wayne called the same group of friends, and through our continued support, we have sent over a million pairs of shoes down to the gulf coast communities affected by the hurricane. In all honesty, he admits that he did not expect such an immediate and successful turnout. This left him wondering, why not start a non-profit and do this all the time? One year later, Soles4Souls was formally created.
3 Wishes Boutique is located at 929 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien; phone (206) 248-3332.
- M-F: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Sat.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Sun.: Noon – 5 p.m.
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