Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s generous donation of over 1,000 pairs of shoes has arrived here at Soles4Souls! Our team is in the process of sorting the shoes in preparation for distributions here in the U.S.
The donated shoes are a variety of Adidas Footwear and shoes from the Kardashian Kollection.
You may recall, Amelia Flores, a high school senior in Andover, KS, woke up on December 10th to find that Kim Kardashian West pledged to help her with her Soles4Souls shoe drive. Amelia set out to collect 2,000 pairs of shoes by December 18.
Back in 2005, Amelia Flores, extended family received a pair of shoes from Soles4Souls after they lost everything, evacuating Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina. Now, ten years later, she wanted to collect shoes on behalf of the organization.
“I am so grateful for the overwhelming response to my shoe drive,” said Amelia Flores. “I hope this will raise awareness surrounding the high demand for shoes in poor communities!”
“The quantity and quality of the Adidas and Kardashian Kollection donation from Kanye and Kim Kardashian West is really extraordinary,” said Soles4Souls CEO and President Buddy Teaster. “The fact we are able to distribute them to people in need here in the US is an even bigger deal. These shoes are going to make a real difference and we’re grateful for the awareness that came from Kim’s post and the commitment both of them have shown to helping men, women and children in need.”
Soles4Souls is working hand in hand with Amelia to distribute the shoes in her hometown of Wichita, New Orleans as well as Kim and Kanye’s team to identify who will receive the shoes in Los Angeles.