Soles4Souls in Ottawa

May is soles4souls month in Ottawa via Dymon Storage

Dymon has already helped collect 30,000 pairs of shoes for Soles4Souls this year!

Hello everyone! I am very pleased to announce that Dymon Storage will once again be a major sponsor of the Soles4Souls campaign. As a company we are also supporting this great cause by organizing the collection and distribution of the shoes to those in need both locally and around the world. Soles4Souls is an organization that collects gently used footwear to donate too victims of relief in countries around the world.

Soles4Souls began 9 years ago in the US and 3 years ago in Canada.   With it’s Million Shoe Mission Soles4Souls Canada hopes to collect 1 Million new or gently used shoes over a 10 year period from every province in Canada.

Last year our company was fortunate enough to get involved for the first time. Our head of business development and special projects Matt Emonts got the company involved and has been a strong advocate of the organization ever since. Our six (now we’re up to seven!) locations across the city became drop off locations, and our trucks became a source of transportation for the shoes.

Dymon Storage Sponsors Soles4Souls-CanadaOur employees also acted as volunteers and helped sort the shoes to be shipped around the world. Last year Dymon helped collect over 85,000 pairs of shoes! This year we are  aiming higher, and hoping to collect over 150,000 pairs of shoes, and it’s looking good so far.

As of the end of February, Dymon has already helped collect 30,000 pairs! That is almost half of what we did last year in two months! Just like last year, all seven of our locations will act as drop off locations for the shoes. So bring in whatever you can donate because it is all greatly appreciated!

If you would like to learn more about the Soles4Souls initiative and would like to get involved, you can help by cleaning out your closets, telling family and friends and maybe donating a few hours of your time at the next shoe sort. If you would like to learn more visit soles4soulscanada.com or the US Site at soles4souls.org. We hope to see you soon!  

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