TIMBERLAND ANNOUNCED AS SPONSOR OF NATIONAL SHOE RETAILERS ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL SOLES4SOULS EVENT
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Posted by: NSRA
(August 5, 2015) – The National Shoe Retailers Association has announced that
Timberland has been named the sole sponsor of "NSRA Gives Back” event with
Soles4Souls at the association’s Annual Leadership Conference on November 19,
2015 in Charleston, South Carolina.
is graciously donating shoes, socks, and financial support for the event, at
which conference attendees will fit shoes for children at Mitchell Elementary
School in Charleston. The event provides footwear for those in need. Last year
over 500 people at The Chapman Partnership in Miami were fitted with new shoes
– a record for the event. NSRA, Soles4Souls and Timberland hope to exceed that
number this year.
has a long history with the NSRA. We were proud to co-sponsor a community
service event with Soles4Souls and NSRA in Miami last November, and will repeat
this event in Charleston this coming November,” said Hugh Lappe, Sales Director
East. "We love working with NSRA as we have a common vision of "giving back” to
the community. They show this as an organization at their annual convention and
every day with individual members in their home communities. For NSRA and
Timberland, it is a way of life. When we can do it together, it is even better.”
very fortunate to have great partners like Timberland and Soles4Souls," said NSRA President Chuck Schuyler.
Their commitment and social responsibility will allow NSRA members to provide
footwear to disadvantaged children in the Charleston
area, and it is a great way to begin our annual leadership conference.
Independent footwear retailers are very active in supporting charitable events
in their hometowns and thanks to our partners we all have the opportunity each
year to come together to help those in need.
Timberland, a brand of VF
Corporation, is a global leader in the design, engineering and marketing of
premium-quality footwear, apparel and accessories for consumers who value the
outdoors and their time in it. Timberland markets products under the Timberland®,
Timberland PRO®, and Timberland Boot Company® brands, all
of which offer quality workmanship and detailing and are built to withstand the
elements of nature. To learn more about Timberland, please visit
is a global not-for-profit institution committed to fighting the devastating
impact and perpetuation of poverty. The organization advances its anti-poverty
mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools,
faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then
distributing both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning
qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and
disadvantaged communities. Visit soles4souls.org for more information.
was founded in 1912 to represent independent shoe retailers and provide their companies
services, education programs and information resources that help them remain
profitable and at the leading edge of retail.
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