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Shoes For Crews Donates Shoes to Samaritanís Feet to Distribute and Share Hope with People Around the World

Charlotte, NC, December 21, 2011 --( Shoes For Crews, producers of premium slip-resistant footwear, will be donating several hundred pairs of shoes to support the humanitarian efforts of non-profit relief organization Samaritan's Feet. The organization has set a goal of providing 10 million pairs of shoes for 10 million impoverished people in 10 years.

These shoes will greatly benefit Samaritan's Feet's mission, and will be distributed to people in the United States and internationally in some of the 62 countries that the organization has served.

Matt Smith, CEO of Shoes For Crews, shares, “Samaritan's Feet is a good organization trying to help people in need of footwear. Shoes for Crews is proud to help them accomplish their goals."

Shoes For Crews’ goal to increase workplace safety and Samaritan’s Feet’s mission to be a catalyst of hope are foundations for a natural partnership and a shared vision to improve lives around the world.

"We are so thankful for the generosity of Shoes For Crews," said Samaritan's Feet Founder Manny Ohonme. "This donation will bless people around the world, changing lives one by one. I am pleased that Shoes For Crews chose Samaritan's Feet as the recipient of this generous donation. We will be faithful stewards of this gift and look forward to a lasting partnership."

The shoe donations will also serve as an entry point for Samaritan's Feet to help improve the lives of people internationally through other initiatives, including bringing water supplies and building schools and hospitals.


About Samaritan's Feet
Samaritan’s Feet is a 501(c)(3), humanitarian aid organization that shares a message of hope and love through washing the feet of impoverished children around the world and adorning them with new shoes. There are an estimated 300 million children who go without shoes every day and more than 1 million that die each year from foot borne disease. Our goal is to provide 10 million pairs of shoes for 10 million impoverished children in the next 10 years, and since 2003 Samaritan’s Feet and its team of 70,000 ambassadors have blessed nearly 3.5 million children in over 62 nations.

Samaritan’s Feet was started in 2003 by Manny Ohonme who received his first pair of shoes at the age of 9 from a missionary. Those shoes allowed him to learn and play the game of basketball, which ultimately earned him a scholarship to the University of North Dakota (Lake Region). Manny went on to receive his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees and pursued and successful career in supply chain software industries. From a simple pair of shoes and the kindness and compassion shared by this missionary changed the course of Manny’s life.

Samaritan’s Feet is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina and has facilities in Indianapolis, Washington, D.C., San Bernardino, CA, as well as Cape Town, South Africa, Nigeria, Brazil and Peru where they employ 30 staff members who coordinate the distribution of shoes on 3 continents.

About Shoes For Crews
Shoes For Crews has been active in charitable giving throughout their community and across the country for years, sharing the company’s success with those in need. Established in 1984, Shoes For Crews has helped reduce slip and fall accidents within the Food Service, Industrial, and Healthcare communities with their top-rated, patented slip resistant outsole for over 25 years. Their Safety Program comes at No Cost to the Employer, and every pair is delivered with guaranteed comfort and durability, all backed by a best-in-class 60 Day "Wear and Compare" Guarantee and Free Exchange policy. To learn more about Shoes For Crews slip-resistant footwear, please call 1-877-No-Slips (1-877-667-5477) or visit their website at
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Samaritan's Feet International
Jenny Fritz

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