Self Expression Magazine

Are Your Shoes Hanging Around?

By Lisa @Lisapatb
In keeping in light Friday I came across this website where you can donate shoes. Some people have a Monday holiday for Columbus Day and I thought what a great way to clean out the closets and help a great cause!
Are Your Shoes Hanging Around?
The website is called Soles4Souls. Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes and sneakers from warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you and I. What an inspiring organization.
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 14 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently donating one pair every 7 seconds.) The shoes have been distributed to people in over 127 countries including the United States. Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS and if you donate you are eligible for tax advantages. Anyone can join their cause and they need your help.

They offer drop off boxes and they have included a easy to find by zip code of the boxes. I found one within a mile from my workplace. According to their website they do add new locations weekly. You also may send them in to them. (You will have to pay the shipping costs.)
Are Your Shoes Hanging Around?
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By Epah Fusi
posted on 01 December at 11:11
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Hi there ,

       My names are Coach/Player Epah Gyvira.I am a Cameroonian by nationality and I am 39 years. I am football fanatic and this can be seen from my experience in the game of football. In Cameroon, i played for a good number of clubs and national tournaments. My football career in Cameroon has a lot of positive impact on my life.

       Due to my talent, I decided to travel to South Africa where I could show case my talent in the game of football. I played for many clubs in South Africa most remarkable is the ARCADIA SHEPARDS F.C. We emerged Champions of the VODACOM League in 2003-2004. I also did coaching management because of the love that I had for soccer. My career in South Africa has a remarkable legacy in my life. While in South Africa, i traveled to Japan for a test match but unfortunately, I was questioned for failure to renew my passport. Consequently, I was sent to Cameroon. The story is really a sad one. All what I had worked for in South Africa perished.

           Back in Cameroon, i did not give up my passion for soccer. I joined a few soccer clubs but it was always difficult to make it to the top. My soccer career in the pitch diminished but i still have the passion for soccer.

Because of my Charisma and Talent, i was appointed coach of the Little Foot F.C ,Tiko D2. My coaching career with this club was poor because it was very difficult to transform the barbaric and uncultured talent of these African Children.

Our Principles: To build character and self-esteem To foster respect To encourage healthy lifestyles that include physical activity and healthy eating To grow a sense of community The Academy is just 1 year 5 months old. I have a total of 30girls and 60boys ages ranging from 5-19. I want to use this soccer academy to eradicate the high level of illiteracy. Through this mission, I will pass on Hope and a brighter future to the underprivileged. I am mailing you today is to beg on behalf of this young academy, my community which has no football club right now, and Cameroon in general to help us Soccer equipments.

We need Balls most especially. * Soccer shoes * Soccer balls * Soccer jerseys and shorts * Soccer socks * Goalie gloves and jerseys * Ball bags * Duffle bags * Training equipment * and more!

We have a couple of relatives in USA who are willing to collect the equipments and send them to us in Cameroon .

United State contact :

METRONET CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES Phone: 612-296-5143 Fax: 763-560-0712 Address: 7420 Unity Ave North Suite 204 Brooklyn Park MN 55443 E-mail address : [email protected]

Kindly keep me updated .

“The soccer ball is one of the most powerful tools in the fight against poverty and violence.” Pele – World Cup Champion

“Together we can make a Change ”.

Our website is currently under construction .

Best Regards Founder : Epah Gyavira Fusi Tel : 0023774634352/ Alt tel : 0023770020518/0023779276679 Email : [email protected] Arcadia Shepards Soccer Academy ” We Change Lives “