September 14, 2016 at 04:00 AM EDT
Real Estate Broker Margaret Vierra Helping Soles4Souls Wear Out Poverty
Margaret Vierra, of EXIT Realty Keystone, announces her offices in Morgan Hill and San Jose are now drop-off locations for Soles4Souls, a nonprofit global social enterprise that is committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes.
Morgan Hill, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2016
EXIT Realty Keystone Broker Margaret Vierra is proud to announce her offices, located at 25 West 1st Street in Morgan Hill, CA, and 940 Saratoga Avenue, Suite 100, in San Jose, CA, are now official Soles4Souls drop-off locations. EXIT Realty Keystone will be providing the donated shoes to local charities in the South County and San Jose areas. Furthermore, two of its top-producing agents, Edgar Meneses and Juan Carlos Bustillos, will be distributing some of the donated shoes to their hometowns in Mexico and Bolivia. Additionally, Connie Martin, another top agent in the office, will be distributing shoes on a local level via her church’s weekly Free Meals for the Homeless program.
“I strongly encourage members of the community to stop by and drop off pairs of new or gently worn shoes that will benefit a person in need. As one of 13 children, many of whom grew up in the Azores, Portugal, we only had donated shoes,” said Vierra. “My siblings often went to school barefoot because there just wasn’t any money to purchase shoes. They were happy to have one pair of shoes to wear to church, but went barefoot the rest of the week. This small but important item can make all the difference in a person’s life; be it a school child or an adult entering the workforce.”
Soles4Souls aims is to eradicate extreme poverty by 2050. Children every day are prevented from attending school and adults are unable to work as walking becomes unbearable, which perpetuates the cycle of poverty. To date, Soles4Souls has collected and distributed more than 26 million pairs of shoes to those in need in 127 countries around the world and all 50 states in the U.S.
“Every pair of donated shoes matters, and can provide relief today so thousands can succeed tomorrow,” said Vierra. “It is an honor to help Soles4Souls wear out poverty one pair of donated shoes at a time. Please contact our office at (408) 778-9990 for drop-off times.”
For more information about getting involved with Soles4Souls or to become an official drop-off location, visit https://soles4souls.org/get-involved/.
Soles4Souls is a not-for-profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. 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 those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Based in Nashville, TN, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance and holds a four-star rating with Charity Navigator.
About Margaret Vierra, Exit Realty Keystone
Margaret Vierra is a recipient of the Platinum Club Top Agent Award. She works with buyers and sellers in Morgan Hill, Gilroy, San Jose, Santa Clara, Milpitas, Campbell, San Martin and the surrounding areas. For more information, call (408) 778-9990, or visit http://www.teamvierra.com.
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