Help Soles4Souls on the Daily Grommet

December 22, 2010 at 4:17 pm , by

PicklerBy now you’ve probably done all of your online holiday shopping and, if you’re like us, you found yourself constantly turning to the Daily Grommet and its amazing selection of cool and unique and gift ideas for inspiration. Even though time’s a bit tight to still be ordering stuff for Christmas, there is still time for a little more inspiration. Be sure to pop on over to the site tomorrow as they spotlight a favorite charity of ours here at LHJ: Soles4Souls. (That’s us collecting shoes with Kellie Pickler outside one of her concerts with Taylor Swift last year as part of a company-wide shoe drive we organized.)

Soles founder Wayne Elsey will be liveblogging for the day on Grommet and he’ll be happy to chat with you and answer any questions you might have about his Nashville-based group, which gets footwear to people in need all over the world. To date, they’ve distributed more than 12 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes in more than 125 countries.

Hmmm, we’re thinking that making a donation right before Christmas is a great way to sneak our way onto Santa’s “nice” list in just the jolly old Saint Nick of time. Who else is in?

5 Responses to “Help Soles4Souls on the Daily Grommet”

  1. Hello and thank you Ron and LHJ for telling everyone about Soles4Souls. Please join us at Daily Grommet tomorrow 12/23/10 and learn more about the terrific work they are doing, chat with Wayne Elsey and perhaps get inspired to help Soles4Souls. Happy Holidays everyone!


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  3. What Soles4Souls does actually amazing, but I read in the paper here in town that the CEO Wayne Elsey pulls 400K a year, the have 5 board members, 3 of them are paid over 60K. . . make me think twice about donating. I guess it’s true someone can make a million dollars off of a charity.


  4. Thanks for your comment. Our salaries are managed by the Board Of Directors with careful consideration of a third party consultant. All salaries are competitive and reviewed annually with this consultant to make sure they are in line with both for profit and non profit industries. I believe in expecting the best and paying the best. That is one of the reasons that Soles4Souls has grown to be over a 75m non profit with administrative expenses less than 3%. We focus on growth and closing the gap of the 300 Million children with no shoes. If you have a chance, read a copy of my new book that exemplifies our strategy. Last, there are two board members that are on the payroll, myself and our Outreach Consultant, Paul Wilson. If you need any further clarity, you are welcome to email Keving@giveshoes.org who will promptly answer your questions.


  5. Getting ready for my Jersey holiday weekend.





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