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Wednesday, August 05, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Tucson, AZ (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.

Timberland 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.

"Timberland 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.”

"NSRA is 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

Soles4Souls 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 for more information.

NSRA was founded in 1912 to represent independent shoe retailers and provide their companies with

business services, education programs and information resources that help them remain profitable and at the leading edge of retail.

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