The Footwear Industry Shows Their Sole to Haiti

With the current events of Haiti the footwear industry is lending their “sole” to the victims of the earthquake this week by sending shoes over.

Soles4Souls Inc. will donate 250,000 pairs of shoes and Rocket Dog said they will contribute 8,200 pairs.

Another organization, Shoes2Share, has launched Operation: The Haitian Earthquake Relief Effort (T.H.E.R.E.). The group has set a goal to collect 10,000 pairs, or one to two tractor-trailer loads worth, of shoes and supplies for the people of Haiti. Shoes2Share is particularly looking for workboot donations, but also sneakers and dress shoes. The group is also collecting medical and infant supplies, as well as toiletries, blankets, socks, flashlights and water, among other items.


Shoes2Share, which was founded by Wampler and his wife, Rhonda, had shipped a tractor-trailer container of shoes to Haiti last year by working with Coconut Creek, Fla.-based Food for the Poor. The two organizations will work together again to send the new containers to the island nation.

Timberland Co., meanwhile, has encouraged consumers to donate to the newly formed Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund. The firm had already partnered with the Yele Haiti Foundation, which it describes as “a grassroots movement that builds global awareness for Haiti while transforming the country through educational, cultural and environmental programs.”

As part of the partnership, Timberland makes a donation to Yele Haiti for every pair of Earthkeepers Yele Haiti boots and Yele Haiti T-shirts sold, and those funds will now be refocused to the country’s earthquake relief efforts.

What have you contributed on your end to the efforts?

Stylistically yours,

The Stylistic Approach Team

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