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Laguna Beach

 Volume 12, Issue 16  |  February 25, 2020

Deadline to contribute to Soles4Souls shoe drive, launched by LBHS sophomore Jessie Rose, is Sunday

Jessie Rose, a sophomore at Laguna Beach High School, recently launched a shoe drive to collect 250 pairs of new or gently used shoes for Soles4Souls, and she has almost doubled her goal. She now has nearly 500 pairs of shoes, with a few more days to go before the deadline on Sunday, Feb 10. 

One person’s unwanted shoes can help provide meaningful opportunities for someone else in need in a developing country. The shoes that Jessie collects will be delivered to Soles4Souls – a nonprofit social enterprise that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. 

Deadline to contribute

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Jessie packs up shoes

Founded in 2006, the organization has distributed more than 30 million pairs of new and used shoes in 127 countries. Soles4Souls is a nonprofit social enterprise based in Nashville, TN and a registered 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS.

Every day, children are prevented from attending school and adults are unable to work due to lack of shoes. Walking becomes unbearable. A new pair of shoes provides relief in many developing nations around the globe, in times of disaster, and helps bridge the economic gap in the US and Canada.

There are two drop-off locations: 2925 Mountain View Dr (Top of the World) or 645 St. Ann’s Dr (behind the high school baseball field) – please leave shoes at the bottom of the steps. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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