Soles 4 Souls Collecting in Central PA

By WTAJ News

Published 02/13 2014 12:47PM

Updated 02/13 2014 12:58PM

ALTOONA, BLAIR COUNTY –Giving up a pair of shoes you don’t want anymore could help fight poverty, and you can donate locally.

The Shoe Fly Store in Altoona is collecting shoes for the Soles for Souls group at their Pleasant Valley Shopping Center location.

Soles 4 Souls has donated more than 25 million shoes in more than 100 different countries.

“A lot of disease enters these peoples’ bodies through the feet ‘cause they go barefoot day to day, especially children,” said Robert Orr. “So we can cut down on that disease by providing shoes for them that they would otherwise not have.”

The donations are welcome in third-world countries. Some of the shoes donated will go to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

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