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How Your Donated Shoes and Clothes Help People Pull Themselves Out of Poverty

By: Buddy Teaster


Pub Date: April 30, 2018



Soles4Souls’s elevator pitch is simple: create sustainable jobs and provide relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. But it’s not as easy as it sounds! Soles4Souls’s mission to “Wear Out Poverty” means going beyond simply putting shoes on the feet of those in need to putting those shoes in the hands of micro-entrepreneurs in the developing world. As the saying goes, that’s the difference between giving someone a fish and teaching them to fish. In Shoestrings, author Buddy Teaster shares the stories of dozens of people and companies’ ability to directly affect change at home and around the world. With more than thirty million pairs of shoes distributed


Buddy Teaster

CEO, Soles4Souls

Prior to joining Soles4Souls, Buddy Teaster was the President/COO of StarKart and the National Association of Local Advertisers where he first encountered Soles4Souls. Before that, he served as Chief Network…

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