Nashville --- Tennessee State University women's
basketball senior Jasmin Shuler has once again partnered with Souls4Souls, Inc.
to collect shoes for individuals in need.
Shu's Shoes 4 Haiti initiative, a community service effort
spearheaded by Jasmin Shuler, is in its second year. The drive kicked-off in
November and will continue through February 2013. Shuler has also teamed up with the
girl's basketball teams from University School of Nashville (USN) and Lebanon
High to collect donations.
"Last year's shoe drive was a success," commented Shuler.
"We raised over 200 pairs of shoes and this year we want to do even more."
This year, Shuler has extended her outreach beyond Haiti.
In addition to providing shoes for those affected by the storm in Haiti she
also has taken on the task of providing shoes to individuals in Tennessee.
"There are a lot of people in the state of Tennessee that
need shoes, so we wanted to be able to provide those for them. I'm happy to be
a blessing to someone else's life."
Soles4Souls and Shu's Shoes 4 Haiti will be collecting
your new or 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 shoes to those in need.
There will be donation locations set up throughout the
Gentry Center during all the home basketball games November through February.
Inc. has committed to collect and distribute shoes to people living in extreme
poverty and recovering from natural disasters. The shoe charity provides
one pair of shoes to a person in need every 7 seconds. Since 2005, Soles4Souls
has distributed more than 13 million pairs of shoes because of the generosity
and commitment of people and organizations like Shu's Shoes 4 Haiti.
believes partners like Shu's Shoes for Haiti will challenge others to become a
force of change by helping the charity cater to the evolving needs of the
global community. The shoe charity recognizes its success is the result of
individuals and industry partners such as Shu's Shoes for Haiti who clean out
closets and warehouses so that individuals around the world can have a better
life through American's excess.
tragedies such as the earthquakes in countries like Haiti and Japan, on top of
the enormous needs elsewhere, we can use the estimated 1.5 billion shoes taking
up space in the closets of ordinary people to change the world one pair at a
time," said Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls, Wayne Elsey.
added, "We need partners like Shu's Shoes 4 Haiti to get behind
Soles4Souls. Donating shoes is one of the most simple yet profound acts you can
do, because it will greatly improve someone's life in the most difficult of
and companies interested in donating can visit the organization's website at