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Soles4Souls partners with Cornerstone Prep for shoe drive
Soles4Souls partners with Cornerstone Prep for shoe drive

ACWORTH, Ga. -- For people living in extreme poverty or recovering from natural disasters, a new pair of shoes can make a major difference.

Since 2005, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 15 million pairs of shoes to people in need. Their goods are donated by generous folks like the students, parents and staff of Cornerstone Preparatory Academy in Acworth.

Soles4Souls and Cornerstone Prep will work together to hold a two-day shoe collection for Cobb County residents in December. The charity believes partners like Cornerstone Prep will challenge others to become forces of change in their communities.

"We need partners like Cornerstone Prep Academy to get behind Soles4Souls. Donating shoes is one of the most simple yet profound acts you can do, because it will greatly improve someone's life in the most difficult of times," said Soles4Souls founder and CEO Wayne Elsey.

Gently worn shoes can be dropped off at the school on Thursday, Dec. 1 and Friday, Dec. 2. Cornerstone Prep is located at 4310 Moon Station Lane.

"With tragedies such as the earthquakes in countries like Haiti and Japan, on top of the enormous needs elsewhere, we can use the estimated 1.5 billion shoes taking up space in the closets of ordinary people to change the world, one pair at a time," Elsey said.