Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 3:26 pm
Margaret Vierra, of EXIT Realty Keystone, announced her offices in Morgan Hill and San Jose are now drop-off locations for Soles4Souls, a nonprofit global social enterprise that is committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes.
EXIT Realty Keystone’s Morgan Hill office is located at 25 West 1st Street.
The donated shoes will be distributed to local charities in the South County and San Jose areas, according to the September announcement.
In addition, two of its top-producing agents, Edgar Meneses and Juan Carlos Bustillos, plan to distribute some of the donated shoes to their hometowns in Mexico and Bolivia, while colleague Connie Martin will do the same at the local level via her church’s weekly Free Meals for the Homeless program.
“I strongly encourage members of the community to stop by and drop off pairs of new or gently worn shoes that will benefit a person in need,” Vierra said. “This small but important item can make all the difference in a person’s life; be it a school child or an adult entering the workforce.”
To date, Soles4Souls has collected and distributed more than 26 million pairs of shoes to those in need in 127 countries around the world and all 50 states in the U.S.
“Every pair of donated shoes matters, and can provide relief today so thousands can succeed tomorrow,” Vierra added. “It is an honor to help Soles4Souls wear out poverty one pair of donated shoes at a time.”
For drop-off times, contact Vierra at (408) 778-9990. For more information on Soles4Souls, go to soles4souls.org.