Disability Attorneys of Michigan Collects 1,113 Pairs of Shoes to Help Those in Need

March 14th, 2019 Community
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Disability Attorneys of Michigan is deeply grateful for the incredible co-workers, clients, family members and friends in the community who have made our first Soles4Souls shoe drive a great success. We are proud to announce that we have collected an impressive total of 1,113 pairs of shoes in the three weeks that the shoe drive was held.

The total far surpassed the original goal of 500 pairs, demonstrating the true power of our community coming together to make a difference.

“We’re really amazed at the wonderful response and super proud that we were able to more than double our goal,” Partner Samantha Ball, said.

Choosing the Right Partner to Help Those in Need

The shoe drive committee, spearheaded by Samantha Ball, Lacey Horning, Patricia Jerome and Stephanie Sowa, have been hard at work planning and overseeing the drive, which ran from Monday, February 18 to Friday, March 8.

Disability Attorneys of Michigan wanted to host an office-wide charitable initiative, and the committee chose Soles4Souls as its partner for the shoe drive. As a non-profit social enterprise, Soles4Souls is dedicated to creating sustainable jobs and providing relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Since 2006, the organization has donated more than 30 million shoes.

Disability Attorneys of Michigan utilized Zappos for Good, a Soles4Souls partner, to ship the more than one thousand shoes to the organization to help those in need.

The Power of Community: Everyone Who Donated Made a Difference

Thanks to the generosity of everyone who donated, this shoe drive was incredibly successful! Each donation of new or gently used shoes truly has the power to transform someone’s life and make a difference, and we couldn’t have done this without everyone’s support!

Everyone at Disability Attorneys of Michigan is overjoyed by how the community came together to support this great cause and help us reach and exceed our goal. Seeing the community work together, helping to spread the word about the drive and donating is a testament to the power of the community and giving back.

Disability Attorneys of Michigan would also like to thank the amazing shoe drive committee for their leadership, hard work and enthusiasm throughout the drive.

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Samantha Ball is the best! She helped my mom get her benefits the first time around. She was very informative and helpful every step of the way! Thank you for all of your hard work!

- Kristy W