Donald J Pliner Appears at Miami's Dadeland Mall Today to Support Soles4Souls
Soles4Souls Inc., the global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty, announced that Donald J Pliner will be making a personal appearance at his Dadeland Mall retail store today, September 26th. The event will also kick off the location's Soles4Souls shoe drive.
The Donald J Pliner retail store will help support Soles4Souls' anti-poverty mission by donating 10% of the proceeds from purchases made that evening. The event runs from 6-8pm at 7535 North Kendall Drive #2424 and is open to the public.
A lack of adequate footwear has always had a close relationship with the enormous personal and social costs of global poverty. Experts estimate that approximately 300 million children worldwide - almost as many as the entire U.S. population - live without shoes on their feet. Millions of these children will grow up never having had a pair of shoes, resulting in significant ramifications for their health and well-being. Lacking proper footwear, countless children will not be able or permitted to attend school. And tens of millions of these poverty-stricken, barefoot boys and girls will be infected with soil-transmitted parasitic diseases like hookworm, causing lasting suffering and lifelong debilitation.
"The proceeds from this event will help us continue our dedication to fighting the devastating impacts and perpetuation of poverty," said Buddy Teaster, CEO of Soles4Souls. "Something a simple as a dollar or a pair of shoes is vital for hard-working people who only want to clothe, educate and feed their own families in countries like Haiti. We are grateful to Donald J Pliner for using this event to bring awareness to our mission," he added.
For more information on how to get involved, visit www.giveshoes.org.