Soles4Souls initiated Barefoot Week in 2007 and has since then held weeklong footwear distributions across the United States each summer. In addition to Los Angeles, this year’s events will be held in Oklahoma, Texas and Minnesota, in conjunction with a local nonprofit organization in each city.
“We are very excited to once again host Barefoot Week,” said Soles4Souls CEO Buddy Teaster “It’s an opportunity to focus in on these cities and take the time to distribute footwear to those in need right here in the United States. We are honored to partner with local nonprofits for these efforts and look forward to changing lives.”
Zumiez, VANS, UnderArmour and Vibram have donated the shoes for this event. Celebrity Jason Wahler (Laguna Beach, The Hills) will be volunteering at the distribution.
The event takes place on Thursday July 25 at the Los Angeles Mission, 303 E 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.