September 28, 2009
Village Northwest Unlimited (VNU), along with Soles4Souls, announces they will now serve as a donation processing center for the shoe charity. VNU currently offers a wide array of services and training to more than 200 individuals with disabilities. The individuals have varying degrees of disabilities including intellectual disabilities, brain injury, cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, epilepsy, and range from ages 17 to 80.
Soles4Souls currently has one distribution center in Roanoke, Alabama, but are excited about the partnership with VNU, which will provide upper Midwest donors a more convenient and cost-effective alternative to shipping to Alabama. VNU is proud to offer Soles4Souls a place to ship and store their donations, while giving disabled individuals the opportunity to participate in the impact Soles4Souls is having around the world.
VNU clientele will receive the donated footwear, sort into specific categories, and ready for shipment to Soles4Souls main outreach distribution center. This step will make the Alabama facility much more efficient in responding to needs in the US and overseas. Soles4Souls will, in return, pay VNU a certain amount per pair of shoes processed.
People and companies interested in donating can visit the organization’s website at www.soles4souls.org and follow the instructions.