Soles4Souls Visit Running Fit
Empty Nesters Criss-Crossing North America in Giant RV for Soles4Souls to Visit Running Fit's Headquarters Store, 5700 Jackson Rd. (Just West of Zeeb Rd.) Ann Arbor, MI 48103 -
Friday November 6th from 4-6 PM
Anytown, USA -- Soles4Souls has enjoyed endorsements from A-list movie stars, famous musicians and professional athletes, but often the people making the most profound impact for the shoe charity are everyday, ordinary citizens. Silvana and Allan Clark, for example, are two "empty nesters" who left their Pacific Northwest home in March to travel the back roads, main streets and freeways of America as "Brand Ambassadors" for Soles4Souls.
"Silvana and Allan are extremely dedicated to the mission of Soles4Souls, and they are very talented public speakers," said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. "The Soles4Souls RV Tour is a unique way for us to meet our supporters and engage in colorful distributions, footwear collection drives and interesting adventures while on the road. We are proud to have such an entertaining and insightful couple as the Clarks representing our charity," he said.
"When our younger daughter left for college, Allan and I saw the opportunity to be 'productive empty nesters,'" said Silvana Clark. "What better way than traveling the country to encourage others to donate shoes? It's fun and serves a purpose."
On Friday people who bring in their "gently worn" shoes to Running Fit will receive a $10 off shoe coupon. All the shoes collected will go directly to helping someone in need.
"We are thrilled that Running Fit has joined our cause and have chosen to help us reach victims of natural disasters and those living in abject poverty," said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. "They are truly an anchor in their community and are making a profound difference to people all over the world, and we appreciate their involvement," he said.
The Soles4Souls RV Tour is visiting community shoe drives at hundreds of retail locations, churches, schools, civic groups and various corporate partners. The Clarks are giving presentations and assistance to the charity's partners, and have been posting weekly updates, including videos, photos and stories from the RV Tour on a special blog: http://s4srvtour.wordpress.com.
About Silvana & Allan Clark
Silvana is a professional speaker and the author of 12 books, many dealing with parenting and the important of getting children involved in volunteering (daughter Sondra is also a Soles4Souls spokesperson). Their newest book, "Playful Parenting," comes out this year and features Soles4Souls. Allan is an expert RV driver, drawing upon his experience as a school bus driver trainer for 20 years. Allan has always been "behind the scenes" but starred on "Trading Spouses" with Silvana in 2004.
More About Soles4Souls
Nashville-based Soles4Souls(TM) facilitates the donations of both new and used shoes, which are used to aid the hurting worldwide. Soles4Souls has distributed more than 5 million pairs (currently donating one pair every 13 seconds) to people in over 125 countries, including Honduras, Uganda, Romania, and the United States. The charity has been featured recently in Runner's World and the Green Guide by National Geographic. It has also appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, FOX, CBS, and hundreds of regional outlets around North America. Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS; donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Visit www.giveshoes.org for more information.