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Making progress together….

No Comments 13 June 2009

Brett ByrdDear Supporters, 

A lot has taken place since I started Give Your Sole (GYS) this year.  I can’t believe the many blessings I’ve had and the great people that I’ve met in such a short time of being up and running.  From everyone at Competitor Group who gave me the first opportunity to get the name “Give Your Sole” out there in the running community to the two young ladies that flew all the way from New York and brought their shoes with them to donate.  The feedback from everyone I met at the show and meet in passing has been extremely positive.  

As GYS awaits the approval or our 501 (c) 3 status I find myself getting more and more excited with each event I attend.  I know we are on the right track to building Give Your Sole into a great non-profit organization that will help many people in need.  During this time in our nation we all face many obstacles and most of them financial.  Give Your Sole is no different.  To be honest, I find it hard at times to ask people for monetary donations because I know the hard work it takes to make money in order to provide for our families.

One of the great aspects of Give Your Sole is that you can make a huge difference in someone’s life by just donating your shoes. The time has come that I need to ask you for more than that.  People keep asking me, “When are you coming to our city?”  I want to bring Give Your Sole to New York, Boston, Houston, San Jose, San Francisco, Arizona, New Orleans, Seattle and the list goes on.  

Your monetary donations are essential in the growth of Give Your Sole.  The money you send will help cover operating costs in order to be able to attend these events and continue to give donated shoes to those in need within your local communities.  Even though we do not have our tax-exempt status quite yet you will still be able to claim your donation.  Include your email with your donation and once we have been granted our 501 (c) 3 status I will email you a letter confirming our approval and a thank you note for your donation. 

Please click on the above “Donations” tab and then on “Monetary Donations” to see where to send your support.  I cannot begin to thank all of you who have shown such amazing support to Give Your Sole and our cause.  It is comforting to know that with your help we will continue to make progress and change lives in the process.  I invite you to be a part of our growth and invest in our cause.  

With many thanks,


“To whom much is given, much will be required.” Luke 12:48


San Diego here we come!

No Comments 19 March 2009

We are extremely excited to have a booth at the San Diego Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon (www.rnrmarathon.com) on May 29th and 30th and at the finish line on race day the 31st, 2009.  Come by our booth and donate your moderately worn athletic shoes.  We will be accepting all sizes; men’s, women’s and children’s.  For those of you who would like to donate the shoes that you wore during the race look for us at the finish line.  In return for your generous donation we will be giving away a free pair of Give Your Sole flip flops so you don’t go bare foot!


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