Keep Calcasieu Beautiful Collecting Shoes for Soles4Souls

The following is a News Release from the Calcasieu Parish Policy Jury:

Keep Calcasieu Beautiful, an organization of the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and Keep America Beautiful, is teaming up with Keep Louisiana Beautiful and Sole4Souls, to produce the largest shoe recycling initiative in history. Sole4Souls collection boxes will be set up in various business and local organizations throughout Calcasieu Parish for employees and the general public to donate shoes. Calcasieu residents can also drop off shoes at the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Government building on 1015 Pithon Street in Lake Charles.

The Keep Calcasieu Beautiful Soles4Souls program will accept any kind of shoe as long as it can still be worn as is. The drive runs from Oct. 20th through Nov. 18th and collected shoes will be distributed both here in the United States and around the world.

More organizations and businesses are encouraged to participate in this effort.  For more information in becoming a partner, please contact Julie Fay at 721-3594.

Footwear is a basic need that most of us take for granted every day. While most of the world does not have one adequate pair of shoes, over 1.5 BILLION pairs of shoes lay idle in American closets. Soles4Souls can make a difference in the lives of over 300 million people throughout the world.